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Maximum costs for stages of claim—where legal practitioner first retained after claims assessment

StageDescriptionFees
1 Advice on the issue of the certificate under section 7.36 of the Act $363
2 From the giving of the advice on the certificate issued under section 7.36 of the Act to finalisation of matter by settlement or award of damages (in addition to the $363 specified for stage 1):
(a)  if the settlement amount or award is not more than $20,000, or
nil
  (b)  if the settlement amount or award is more than $20,000 but not more than $50,000—for each dollar of the settlement amount or award over $20,000, or $0.10
  (c)  if the settlement amount or award is more than $50,000 but not more than $100,000:  
      (i)  base amount, and $3,858
      (ii)  for each dollar of the settlement amount or award over $50,000, or $0.08
  (d)  if the settlement amount or award is more than $100,000:  
      (i)  base amount, and $9,038
      (ii)  for each dollar of the settlement amount or award over $100,000 $0.02