Legal Services Expenditure

In accordance with paragraph 11.1 (ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005 and Guidance Note 8 of 2015 published by the Office of Legal Services Coordination, the following information provides the legal services expenditure for financial year 2015-16 for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:

Note: All figures are GST exclusive

* Please note that in accordance with Guidance Note Number 8 of 2015, the total cost of eachdedicated legal unit within the Department has been included in the internal legal servicesexpenditure.

Total External Legal Services Expenditure $8,785,189
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure  $15,483,208*
External Legal Services Expenditure (inclusive of GST)
Total number of Counsel briefed in Australia 24
* Male counsel briefed 20
* Female counsel briefed 4
Total number of Counsel direct briefed in Australia 12
* Male counsel direct briefed 9
* Female counsel direct briefed 3
Total value of Counsel briefs in Australia $416,617
* Male counsel briefs $415,026
* Female counsel briefs $1,591
Disbursements (excluding Counsel) $3,708,925
Professional Fees
Total professional fees paid $4,659,647
Last Updated: 30 March 2017