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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 19.03

Duty to inform about costs

             (1)  If an offer to settle is made during a property case, the lawyer for each party must tell the party:

                     (a)  the party's actual costs, both paid and owing, up to the date of the offer to settle; and

                     (b)  the estimated future costs to complete the case;

to enable the party to estimate the amount the party will receive if the case is settled in accordance with the offer to settle, after taking into account costs.

             (2)  In this rule:

"lawyer " does not include counsel instructed by another lawyer.



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