Legal Services Expenditure 2021-22

Statement on legal services expenditure in accordance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017.

This is a statement of legal services expenditure by the Federal Court of Australia, including the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, Corporate Services and National Native Title Tribunal, for the financial year 2021-22, published in compliance with the Legal Services Directions 2017.

Expenditure is reported on an accrual accounting and exclusive of GST.

Summary totals

Total$
Total (External + Internal) Expenditure$652,314
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure$0
Total External Legal Services Expenditure$652,314

Senior Counsel

Equitable briefing policy: 'senior' means a barrister of 10+ years experience at the Bar or a Queen's/Senior Counsel. For 2021-22 reports, include 2012 barristers.

Number of briefs - direct and indirect briefsNo.
Total number of direct briefs to male senior counsel1
Total number of direct briefs to female senior counsel0
Total number of direct briefs to gender X senior counsel0
Total number of indirect briefs to male senior counsel3
Total number of indirect briefs to female senior counsel0
Total number of indirect briefs to gender X senior counsel0

Value of briefs - direct and indirect briefs$
Total value of direct briefs to male senior counsel$18,818
Total value of direct briefs to female senior counsel$0
Total value of direct briefs to gender X senior counsel$0
Total value of indirect briefs to male senior counsel$89,174
Total value of indirect briefs to female senior counsel$0
Total value of indirect briefs to gender X senior counsel$0

Junior Counsel

Number of briefs - direct and indirect briefsNo.
Total number of direct briefs to male junior counsel2
Total number of direct briefs to female junior counsel2
Total number of direct briefs to gender X junior counsel0
Total number of indirect briefs to male junior counsel0
Total number of indirect briefs to female junior counsel1
Total number of indirect briefs to gender X junior counsel0

Value of briefs - direct and indirect briefs$
Total value of direct briefs to male junior counsel$47,856
Total value of direct briefs to female junior counsel$210,172
Total value of direct briefs to gender X junior counsel$0
Total value of indirect briefs to male junior counsel$0
Total value of indirect briefs to female junior counsel$12,045
Total value of indirect briefs to gender X junior counsel$0

Value of briefs to all counsel$
Total value of briefs to all counsel$378,065

Disbursements

 $
Total Disbursements$948

Professional Fees

 $
Total value of professional fees$273,301

Whole of Australian Government Legal Services Panel

Use of the Panel 
Does your Agency participate in the WoAG Legal Services Panel?Yes
What was your WoAG Legal Services Panel Fee (2021-22)$0

Use of WoAG Legal Services Panel flexibility mechanisms$
Professional Fees for work done by non-Panel firms as part of 10% off-Panel allowance$8,125
Professional Fees for work done by non-Panel firms with an Exemption from AGD$0

Summary totals

TotalAmount
Total Legal Services Expenditure (External + Internal)$652,314
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure$0
Total External Legal Services Expenditure$652,314
Total value of briefs to Counsel$378,065
Total value of briefs to Male Counsel$155,848
Total value of briefs to Female Counsel$222,217
Total value of briefs to gender X Counsel$0
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel)$948
Total value of professional fees$273,301
Total value of professional fees - 10% off-Panel allowance$8,125
Total value of professional fees - Exemption from AGD$0
Total number of briefs to counsel9

Commentary

The non - corporate listed entity ( Known as the " Federal Court of Australia") created under section 18ZB of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 is comprised of statutory office holders, officers and staff of or assisting the Federal Court of Australia, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and National Native Title Tribunal.


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