Legal Services Expenditure

Updated: 1 October 2021

Statement under the Legal Services Directions 2017

This is a statement of legal services expenditure by the AEC, published in compliance with paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017.

AEC's Legal Services Expenditure 2020–21

Totals
External Legal Services Expenditure $885 065
Internal Legal Services Expenditure $2 268 748
Total Expenditure $3 153 813
Summary of External Legal Services Expenditure
Total value of briefs to Counsel $35 270
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) $126 014
Total value of professional fees paid $723 727
Total External Legal Services Expenditure $885 065
Counsel
Number of direct briefs to male counsel 0
Number of direct briefs to female counsel 0
Total number of direct briefs to counsel 0
Number of indirect briefs to male counsel 4
Number of indirect briefs to female counsel 1
Total number of indirect briefs to Counsel 5
Disbursements
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) $126 014
Professional Fees
Total value of professional fees paid $885 065

Previous Legal Services Expenditures

Totals
External Legal Services Expenditure $287 860
Internal Legal Services Expenditure $1 417 207
Total Expenditure $1 705 067
Summary of External Legal Services Expenditure
Total value of briefs to Counsel $64 778
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) $6 696
Total value of professional fees paid $216 386
Total External Legal Services Expenditure $287 860
Counsel
Number of direct briefs to male counsel 0
Number of direct briefs to female counsel 0
Total number of direct briefs to counsel 0
Number of indirect briefs to male counsel 8
Number of indirect briefs to female counsel 2
Total number of indirect briefs to Counsel 10
Disbursements
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) $6 696
Professional Fees
Total value of professional fees paid $216 386
Totals
Total External Legal Services Expenditure $509 119
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure $1 523 536
Total (External + Internal) Expenditure $2 032 655
Summary of External Legal Services Expenditure
Total value of briefs to Counsel (A) $34 175
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B) $25 143
Total value of professional fees paid (C) $449 802
Total External Legal Services Expenditure (A + B + C) $509 120
Counsel
Number of direct briefs to male counsel 0
Number of direct briefs to female counsel 0
Total number of direct briefs to counsel 0
Number of indirect briefs to male counsel 8
Number of indirect briefs to female counsel 2
Total number of indirect briefs to Counsel 10
Disbursements
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B) $25 143
Professional Fees
Total value of professional fees paid (C) $449 802
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