Costs in general protections matters

There is some judicial controversy about the capacity of the Federal Circuit Court or the Federal Court of Australia to…

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Costs orders in general protections’ cases

There is some judicial controversy about the capacity of the Federal Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of…

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Legal costs in the Fair Work Commission

Notwithstanding the frequency with which inexperienced and sometimes ignorant lawyers threaten costs applications in the Fair Work Commission which are…

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Costs in the Fair Work Commission; cheap and cheerful is welcome

Costs in the Fair Work Commission; cheap and cheerful is welcome; Rolls Royce is not “In the original Security for…

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What should an unfair dismissal case cost?

On very rare occasions, the Fair Work Commission will order an applicant who loses an unfair dismissal case, to pay…

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Indemnity costs in the Fair Work Commission

“In general, parties bear their own legal and other representational costs in any matter before the Commission. However, the Commission…

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Indemnity costs orders in the FWC

In Stanley, Stanley v QBE Management Services Pty Limited (2012) FWA 10164 Commissioner Jones, as she then was, considered the…

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Costs orders in the FWC

We now turn to the exceptions to the general rule expressed in s 611(1) and the meaning of the expression…

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Costs orders in the Fair Work Commission

It is distinctly possible that an employee who rejects what is subsequently viewed as a reasonable settlement offer in an…

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The relevance of settlement offers to costs orders in the Fair Work Commission

In a recent case Perth Fair Work Commissioner Williams has put together a very useful (as usual) summary of the…

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