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SYDNEY PROPERTY LAW EXPERT Torrens title old system adverse possession

Litigation: Going to Court

THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Of all the Courts in New South Wales, the Supreme Court, generally, has jurisdiction on land title matters.

BARRISTERS

By the time we have arrived in the Supreme Court, it is usually essential to brief a barrister, known as Counsel. Counsel's costs can be as high as $5000 per day, for a hearing alone.

ROLE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL IN COURT PROCEEDINGS RELATING TO LAND TITLE

The Registrar-General is often joined to such proceedings but he will usually submit to the Court, except as to costs.

litigation costs

One of the most daunting prospects of a land title dispute is the cost of going to Court. Costs are extremely high in this Court and can easily soar to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Going to Court is not for the faint-hearted.

FUNDING LITIGATION

There is very scant legal aid in property matters. If your problem requires going to Court, be prepared for a substantial outlay of costs. Costs are generally recovered by a successful party. But equally so, a losing party must pay not only their own costs but the costs of the successful party as well, leaving an enormous liability.

Wright law & justice can act for you in court

We have many years of experience in land title proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and we are able to act for you if you are joined as a Defendant or need to start proceedings as a Plaintiff. Contact Us for more information.