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LEGAL PROFESSION ACT 2008 - SECT 285

285 .         Contingency fees are prohibited

        (1)         A law practice must not enter into a costs agreement under which the amount payable to the law practice, or any part of that amount, is calculated by reference to the amount of any award or settlement or the value of any property that may be recovered in any proceedings to which the agreement relates.

        Penalty: a fine of $10 000.

        (2)         Subsection (1) does not apply to the extent that the costs agreement adopts an applicable costs determination.



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