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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 40.31

Exercise of taxing officer's discretion

                   If a party wants a fee, allowance or disbursement that may be allowed in the taxing officer's discretion, the taxing officer may have regard to the following:

                     (a)  the nature and importance of the proceeding;

                     (b)  the amount of the claim;

                     (c)  the damages, if any, awarded;

                     (d)  the principle involved;

                     (e)  the conduct and cost of the proceeding;

                      (f)  other fees and allowances claimed by the party's lawyers;

                     (g)  any other relevant circumstance.



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