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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 (SLI NO 134 OF 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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