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Costs, interpreters' fees

Slater & Gordon v White Barnes [2011] NSW WCC C056. Ms M. Johns, delegate. 09.06.11.

31. Clause 96 of the 2010 Regulation provides that fees for interpreter or translation services are not regulated by Part 17 of the 2010 Regulation.

Interpreter fees are instead regulated under the Legal Profession Regulation 2005 under Schedule 3, Part 4, clause 9(ii) which allows an amount of $80.00 for the first two hours or part of two hours.32.

32. The test as to entitlement to interpreter fees is whether they are fair and reasonable, in both each engagement activity, and as to each respective amount, and as to the total amount: Berger v Moree Plains Shire Council [2005] NSWWCCPD 152.

Durcin Velevski v Auburn Council [2010] NSW WCC C077. Mr D. Baxter, delegate. 21.07.10.

Mr Baxter [16]: “Interpreting fees are costs specified in clause 82 of Part 19 of the Workers Compensation Regulation 2003. They are recoverable under, and regulated by, Item 9 of Part 4 of Schedule 3 of the Legal Profession Regulation 2003.”

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