Legal Cost Online Course

Legal Costs Online course
08 and 09 November 2022 | 12:00 – 14:30
(2 hours each and 30 minutes for questions)
Gain the necessary skills in drawing and opposing bills of costs and ethical background

About this webinar

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
Dates and times

08 & 09 November 2022 : 12:00 – 14:30

Closing date for registrations: 07 November 2022.

This webinar 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 1 335 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R 2 065 per person.

How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited space available. 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).LSSA 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


STEP 3:Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive a system generated confirmation e-mail that we have received your registration documentation. A day or two before the webinar starts, you will receive an e-mail with the link to the webinar (Microsoft Teams) as well as your webinar material. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar page at least 40 minutes before it starts.
For more information about this webinar contact Yolanda Singh:

Email: | Please note we only communicate via e-mail should you need more information.

Please take note

  • The LSSA will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The webinar is conducted in English only.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, you need to do so in writing before the webinar 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.
  • 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.
  • LEAD might record the webinar for QA purposes. According to Company policy and copyright protection, recordings or the PowerPoint presentation will not be made available after the webinar.

Course Dates

Legal Costs online course
08 and 09 November 2022 | 12:00 – 14:30

Two hours each of one and half hour presentations and 30 minutes of questions

Registration fee categories (including VAT):
•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R 1 335 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R 2 065 per person.

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