Table U4 – Appeals to Federal Court or Federal Circuit Court (Veterans)

Table U4 – Appeals to Federal Court or Federal Circuit Court (Veterans)

The following fees apply to all Appeals to the Federal Court or Federal Circuit Court for veterans matters.

These fees are effective from 1 January this year. For fees payable prior to this see Archived versions of the Handbook.

Counsel's opinion

Service/proceeding Fee payable
Taking instructions, preparation of brief to Counsel to advise, peruse advice $1108
Counsel’s fees $793

Appellants costs up to setting down for hearing

Service/proceeding Fee payable
Taking instructions, preparation of brief to Counsel to advise, peruse advice $1108
All necessary costs including filing, appeal, all interlocutory steps, briefing Counsel $3591
Counsel’s fees: contentions of fact and law $520
Counsel’s fees: particulars $597

Respondent’s costs up to setting down for hearing

Service/proceeding Fee payable
All necessary costs including responding to appeal, interlocutory steps, briefing Counsel $2217
Counsel’s fees: contentions of fact and law $520
Counsel’s fees: particulars $597

Hearing costs

Service/proceeding Fee payable
Including preparation for hearing, briefing Counsel, attending Court on Appeal $1975
Counsel’s fees: per day $1957

Practitioners can claim these fees using ATLAS or submitting a tax invoice.