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United Petroleum Australia P/L v Herbert Smith Freehills [2020] VSCA 15

246, LEGAL PRACTITIONERS, COSTS
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Whelan, McLeish and Niall JJA
Parties: 

United Petroleum Australia P/L (ACN 164 398 832) and United Petroleum P/L (ACN 085 779 255) v Herbert Smith Freehills (A Firm) (ABN 98 773 882 646); United Petroleum Australia P/ L (ACN 164 398 832); United Petroleum P/L (ACN 085 779 255); United Petroleum Holdings Ltd (ACN 610 690 849); Silver, Avi; Hirsch, Eddie; Kinlee P/L (ACN 075 196 093) as trustee for the Kinlee Silver Trust and Apson P/L (ACN 075 196 084) as trustee for the Apson Hirsch Trust v Herbert Smith Freehills (A firm) (ABN 98 773 882 646)

Judgment Date: 
13 February 2020
Catchwords: 

LEGAL PRACTITIONERS - Retainer - Two retainers - First but not second retainer signed by client - Whether acceptance by conduct - Application for leave to appeal refused.

COSTS - Firm of solicitors acting for itself in proceeding - Whether entitled to costs order in respect of work done by employee solicitors and other staff - Costs not recoverable - No error in form of order - Bell Lawyers Pty Ltd v Pentelow (2019) 93 ALJR 1007; [2019] HCA 29 - Appeals dismissed.

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