Joint Costs Advisory Committee

2021 Call for Submissions

09 August 2021

The High Court, Federal Court, Family Court (from 1 September 2021, the Federal Circuit and Family Court (Division 1)) and Federal Circuit Court (from 1 September 2021, the Federal Circuit and Family Court (Division 2)), have established a Joint Costs Advisory Committee (JCAC) to inquire into, and make recommendations on, any variations in the quantum of costs (including expenses and fees for witnesses) allowable to legal practitioners which should be contained in the scales of costs in the Rules of the respective courts.

JCAC’s members are Justice Harper of the Family Court (Chair), Philippa Lynch of the High Court, Scott Tredwell of the Federal Court, Virginia Wilson of the Family Court and Amanda Morris of Federal Circuit Court.

JCAC welcomes submissions from interested parties on changes to the quantum of costs allowable to legal practitioners under each court’s scale of costs.

Submissions should be sent to:

Deputy Principal Registrar
Family Court and Federal Circuit Court
PO Box 9991


Emails should be marked to the attention of the Deputy Principal Registrar in the title. It should be noted that all submissions may be made available to public inspection.

Submissions will be accepted until 23:59 AEST, 3 September 2021.