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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 40.21

Objection to estimate

             (1)  A party interested in the bill who wants to object to the estimate must, within 21 days after the issue of the notice of estimate:

                     (a)  file a notice of objection, in accordance with Form 128; and

                     (b)  pay into the Litigants' Fund an amount of $2 000 as security for the costs of any taxation of the bill.

             (2)  On receipt of the notice of objection and the payment in paragraph (1)(b), the Registrar may direct:

                     (a)  the parties to attend before a designated Registrar for a confidential conference to:

                              (i)  identify the real issues in dispute; and

                             (ii)  reach a resolution of the dispute; or

                     (b)  a provisional taxation; or

                     (c)  that the taxation of the bill proceed.



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