Anastasia Qvist is an outstanding lawyer. My criminal law situation (family violence order) was difficult, complex and Ana's diligence saved me as I was going through the most difficult period of my life. Ana is down to earth, commonsense and she even kept our costs to a minimum. She is a skilled litigator and knows the ins and outs of the ACT Magistrates Court. She dealt skillfully with the DPP and is an excellent negotiator. You will get a fair representation and she genuinely cares about her clients. She has my complete recommendation. The lady goes to bat for her clients.
I would strongly recommend Anastasia to anyone who is seeking legal representation. As a first-time offender who was charged with a Level 2 Drink Driving offence, she walked me through every step of the matter and was very upfront and clear on all aspects of my case. She was always accessible when I needed advice. Her approach and advice were excellent. Under her representation, I received the best possible outcome and managed to avoid a criminal conviction. She was a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole matter.
Anastasia Qvist was very professional and helpful in every step of my matter. I got a very good outcome and I can’t thank you enough for your hard work and the Armstrong Legal team in Canberra. I would highly recommend her!!!
Throughout Angela has been the consummate professional. She maintained a calm, yet strong demeanour remained informative and completely open in her communication and took complete ownership of the situation. We felt confident we finally had an advocate to steer us out of the nightmare we were in, and she did so with great respect and sincerity. I cannot speak more highly of Angela. She has literally rescued our family from what looked very much like a hopeless future.
Words can’t describe how grateful I am to Trudie Cameron being my solicitor and to Andrew Tiedt presenting my case in the court. They both have been very supportive and amazingly professional and effective. I’ve got an absolutely fantastic outcome I couldn’t even dream about.
Soon after meeting Andrew I knew he was the solicitor I wanted to handle my matter. He immediately sprang into action which brought me stability and hope during a tumultuous time in my life. Andrew was never afraid to give me straight answers to my tough questions which is a true mark of integrity. He is clearly at ease in the court environment and I believe his calm and measured demeanour went a long way to helping me secure the best result from my day in court. I would certainly recommend you approach Andrew if you need assistance.
"Andrew Tiedt was very professional and considerate to personal circumstances and gave sound advice that resulted in the best outcome possible. Highly recommended."
In some criminal cases, a costs order will be made. A costs order is a ruling requiring that one party has to pay some or all of the expenses of the other party. A costs order must provide details of the costs payable.
When Will A Costs Order Be Made?
In criminal matters, a costs order may be made at any of the following six stages of the court proceedings:
- when the proceedings commence;
- after a determination has been made but before the hearing is completed;
- when the trial is adjourned or is abandoned;
- at the hearing or after the hearing pending appeal;
- on appeal.
Types Of Costs Orders
Different types of costs orders can be made depending on the circumstances.
A Party/Party Costs Order is the most common type of costs order that a court will make. It is an order that requires one party to pay the expenses of the other party. Party/party costs orders are designed to compensate one party for their legal expenditure.
These are the costs that a person pays their lawyer. Fees for lawyers are required regardless of the outcome of your case. Generally lawyers bill clients weekly or monthly depending on what costs agreement you signed.
An indemnity costs order is an order that one party should pay the majority of the costs to compensate the other party for their expenditure involved in the litigation. This type of costs order will be made in circumstances where one party started the proceedings with no real chance of winning or where one party has conducted itself in a way that unnecessarily prolonged the proceedings. In situations where an indemnity costs order is made, the losing party will be required to pay 100% of the other party’s expenditure.
Costs After The Proceeding
If a party is successful in getting their costs awarded after the proceeding has concluded, the other party is required to pay them. The party the costs order has been made against can apply to the Supreme Court to have the costs reassessed.
If you require legal advice about costs orders or any other legal matter, please contact Armstrong Legal.
Financial Impact Of A Costs Order
A costs order is a court judgement enforceable under the Fines Act 1996 (NSW). If you’re ordered to pay the other party’s costs (which may be a large amount) and you can’t pay or reach an agreement with the other party, they can start bankruptcy proceedings against you. If bankruptcy proceedings are started against you then any assets that you have could be liquidated to pay the debt and there could be other consequences.
If you require any information on costs orders or any other legal matter, call us on 1300 038 223 or send us an email.
WHERE TO NEXT?
If you suspect that you may be under investigation, or if you have been charged with an offence, it is vital to get competent legal advice as early as possible. Our lawyers are highly specialised in criminal law and will be able to guide you through the process while dealing with the various authorities related to your matter.
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