Legal Services Expenditure

This is a statement of legal services expenditure published in accordance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017, which requires that by 30 October each year, agencies make publicly available records of the legal services expenditure for the previous financial year.

The following information provides the legal services expenditure for financial year 2017-18 for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:

Total External Legal Services Expenditure $4,997,822.00
Including professional fees $4,941,115.00
Including disbursements in the amount of $31,962.00
Including briefs to counsel in the amount of $24,745.00
Of which female counsel totalled $8,367.00
Of which male counsel totalled $16,378.00
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure  $13,595,311.00
Total (External + Internal) Expenditure $18,593,133.00

Note: All figures are GST exclusive

* Please note that in accordance with Guidance Note Number 8 of 2017-18, the total cost of each dedicated legal unit within the Department has been included in the internal legal services expenditure.

Last Updated: 13 November 2018