Legal services expenditure

Paragraph 11.1 (ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2017 (Issued by the Attorney-General under section 55ZF of the Judiciary Act 1903) requires the Australian Bureau of Statistics to make publicly available records of its legal services expenditure for the previous financial year.

The following table outlines legal services expenditure by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

 2014-152015-162016-172017-182018-192019-202020-21
Total Legal Services Expenditure$619,362$420,747$388,825$335,595$474,851$256,659$232,037
Total Internal Legal Services Expenditure$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Total External Legal Services Expenditure$619,362$420,747$388,825$335,595$474,851$256,659$232,037
Total Value of Briefs to Counsel$0$13,541$18,735$8,831$61,452$0$0
Total Value of Disbursements (excluding Counsel)$4,826$7,838$11,072$963$572$90$79
Total Value of Professional Fees$614,537$399,368$359,018$325,801$412,826$256,569$231,958
Total Number of Briefs to Counsel0022100
Total Number of Direct Briefs to Counsel0022100
Total Number of Indirect Briefs to Counsel0000000

For previous years, the records of legal services expenditure are found in the ABS Annual Reports.

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