Law firm’s Costs Agreement set aside by QCAT

Mr Ben Strangman was recently involved in a matter to do with setting aside a law firm’s cost agreements, pursuant to section 328 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Qld).

The matter was heard by his Honour Justice Thomas and his decision was handed down on 18 January 2017.

The decision serves as a warning to all law firms that careful thought needs to be given when disclosing to a client, and further, that when there is a substantial change in a matter that the disclosure should also be updated.

In this instance the costs agreements of the law firm were set aside, and the law firm’s costs to be calculated on scale.

For those of you interested in reading the decision, it can be found here:  Setschnjak v Derek Geddes Pty Ltd [2017] QCAT 009

If you require any further information on this topic, please contact Mr Ben Strangman.