Legal Costs Online Course

Legal Costs | Online Course
14 and 15 March 2024 | 13:00 to +- 16:00
Gain the necessary skills in drawing and opposing bills of costs and ethical background

About this online course

The aim of this course is to equip delegates with a better understanding of legal costs in order to run a more efficient practice to serve in the best interests of their clients. This course provides a better understanding between civil litigious and non-litigious matters and the consequence thereof. The concept of legal costs and a general understanding will form the basis followed by practical training.

There will be a section covered on thorough analysis of Section 35 of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 and the implications of the innovations in regard to attorneys / client relationships in respect of legal costs.

The programme will include:

Session 1: (Day 1)

  • Introduction to legal costs
  • Contingency fee agreements
  • Accounting to clients
  • Office administration and costs
  • Ethics in relation to costs
  • Non-litigious matters
  • Civil litigious matters
  • Different cost orders
  • Prescribed tariffs

Session 2: (Day 2)

  • Drawing bills of costs
  • Settling a bill of costs
  • Formal requirements for taxation
  • Taxation
  • Review of taxation
  • Recovery of costs
  • Value added tax


Cornelius Meiring was admitted as a legal practitioner of the High court in February 1997. He was also admitted as a conveyancer in 2002 and has been in full time practice as an attorney and conveyancer for the past 26 years. Cornelius become involved with LEAD in 2006 and has been presenting various topics for the past 18 years. The subjects / topics he presents include Legal Practice Accounts Management, Wills, Estates, Trusts and Legal Costs among others. He is also a guest lecturer at the North West University , where he presents Accounting for Legal Practitioners. Cornelius is also part of the LPCs Disciplinary Committee and Fee Dispute Resolution Committee.

What previous attendees said

  • The facilitator made legal cost simpler.
  • Thank you so much for this helpful course. The instructor was fantastic.
  • The webinar was excellent and very informative.
  • Thank you for your comprehensive course.
  • A very in depth presentation. Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation.​
Dates and times

14 and 15 March 2024 : 13:00 to +/-16:00

Closing date for registrations: 13 March 2024.

This course usually fills up quickly!!

All sessions are mandatory to qualify for a certificate.

Who should register?

Practising legal practitioners specialising in litigation, candidate legal practitioners and non-practising legal practitioners/legal support  staff.


Registration fee categories (including VAT):
•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R 1 550 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R 2 300 per person.

How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online. Participants should be registered individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. You are required to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2 – (Online registration form). Should an invoice be required to effect payment, replace the proof of payment document with a note (Word) requesting an invoiceLSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: LC, your initials, surname


Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive a system generated confirmation e-mail that we have received your registration documentation. 24hrs before the course starts, you will receive an e-mail with the link to the course (Microsoft Teams) as well as your course material. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your link (Microsoft Teams) to the course page at least 40 minutes before it starts.
For more information about this course contact Yolanda Singh:

Email: or Tel No 012 441 4652

Please take note

  • The LSSA will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The course is conducted in English only.
  • The course will be delivered through MS TEAMS. Please ensure that you have MS TEAMS installed on your computer prior to the commencement of the course.
  • You will receive the material as well as the link to the course via email, +-24 hours before commencement of the course.  If you do not receive the said email, look in your junk mail folder. If it is not there, contact Yolanda Singh on
  • No cancellations will be accepted after the course material and link have been shared. Participants who do not cancel timeously and/or fail to attend the course will forfeit the amount paid towards this course.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, you need to do so in writing before the course link and material are shared. No cancelation will be accepted after it has been made available and failure to comply with this will result in the full fee being charged.
  • LEAD might record the course for QA purposes. According to Company policy and copyright protection, recordings or the PowerPoint presentation will not be made available after the course.
  • LSSA/LEAD shall have the right in its sole discretion to postpone or cancel tuition in any programme initially advertised and offered based on insufficient demand. Should LSSA/LEAD cancel the proposed training, registered delegates will be given reasonable notice of the cancellation and all fees paid by the delegate will be refunded.

Course Dates

This online course usually fills up quickly!!

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