Legal services expenditure 2012-2013

This is a statement of legal services expenditure published in accordance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005.

Department of Human Services

Totals

ExpenditureAmount
Total costs recovered$153,189.45
(do not subtract this figure from the legal services expenditure total) 
Total external legal services expenditure$13,118,968.11
Total internal legal services expenditure$17,666,659.00
Total (external + internal) expenditure$30,785,627.11

Summary of external legal services expenditure

ExpenditureAmount
Total value of briefs to Counsel (A)$352,303.11
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B)$449,693.21
Total value of professional fees paid (C)$12,316,971.79
Total external legal services expenditure (A + B + C)$13,118,968.11

Counsel

ExpenditureAmount
Number of briefs to male counsel48
Number of briefs to female counsel6
Total number of briefs to counsel54
Number of direct briefs to male counsel6
Number of direct briefs to female counsel0
Total number of direct briefs to counsel6
Total value of briefs to male counsel (including the value of direct briefs)$309,448.69
Total value of briefs to female counsel (including the value of direct briefs)$42,854.42
Total value of briefs to Counsel (A) (includes all expenditure on Counsel)$352,303.11

Disbursements

ExpenditureAmount
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B)$449,693.21

Professional Fees

ExpenditureAmount
Allens$12,135.76
Ashurst$580,791.17
Australian Government Solicitor$4,064,976.72
Clayton Utz$1,857,780.31
DLA Piper$2,062,511.04
Fox Tucker$6,950.00
HWL Ebsworth$948,852.56
King & Wood Mallesons$402,822.54
Maddocks$120,941.22
Minter Ellison$775,229.00
Norton Rose$86,100.00
Sparke Helmore$1,397,881.47
Total value of professional fees paid (C)$12,316,971.79

Note: all figures should be inclusive of GST.