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Wende v Horwath (NSW) Pty Limited [2014] NSWCA 170

Wende v Horwath (NSW) Pty Limited [2014] NSWCA 170

Wende v Horwath (NSW) Pty Limited [2014] NSWCA 170 Taxation and assessment of costs – assessment under Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW) – costs payable as a result of an order for the payment of an unspecified amount of costs made by a court – three such orders made by different courts – single application for assessment in respect of the three orders – determination by costs assessor upon that application – single purported certificate of determination – whether processes as adopted formed the foundation for application for review by a review panel – alleged failure of review panel to make a “review” – alleged failure of review panel to give adequate reasons – whether limit on costs recoverable under costs order against a legally assessed person operates for the benefit of the person’s partners – scope of order for costs where order made after rehearing following hearing by arbitrator – costs of costs assessment – whether Legal Profession Act s 369(3)(c) applies to assessment of party/party costs as well as practitioner-client costs.