Forms 1 and 2 and Facts Sheets
Clause 10 of Schedule 3 of the Legal Practitioners Act 1981 (Act) requires the disclosure by legal practitioners of certain costs-related information to clients.
Clause 10(5) of Schedule 3 of the Act provides that disclosure of some of the matters referred to in clause 10(1) can be satisfied by the practitioner providing to the client a copy of Form 1 – Disclosure of Costs to Clients which is prescribed for that purpose by regulation 59 of the Legal Practitioners Regulations 2014 (Regulations).
Clause 33 of Schedule 3 of the Act also requires that any bill issued by a practitioner must include or be accompanied by a written statement of the client’s rights in relation to that bill.
Clause 33(5) of Schedule 3 of the Act provides that the clause 33 requirement can be satisfied by the practitioner providing to the client with a copy of Form 2 – Notification of Client’s Rights which is prescribed for that purpose by regulation 63 of the Regulations.
Regulations 59 and 63 also require the Society to produce and make available on the internet the Fact Sheets referred to in Forms 1 and 2 titled Legal Costs - Your Right to Know and Your Right to Challenge Legal Costs respectively.
To access English language versions of Forms 1 and 2 and the Fact Sheets please click here.
The Society is grateful to the Law Foundation which has generously funded the translation of Forms 1 and 2 and the Fact Sheets into the following languages:
• Chinese Simplified
• Nepali (Nepali font also provided)
To access Word and PDF versions of the Forms and Fact Sheets in any of the above languages just click on the relevant language in the list above.
The Society is grateful for the receipt of funding from the Law Foundation for the translation of these notices. For information about the Law Foundation please click here.