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Appendix E. Legal expenditure

Paragraph 11.1(ba) of the Legal Services Directions 2005 requires all non-corporate Commonwealth entities regulated by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) to publicly report their legal services expenditure. Table 28 provides a breakdown of the Clean Energy Regulator's expenditure for 2014–15.

Table 30: Legal services expenditure summary 2014–15
Description$
Total (external + internal) expenditure$1,956,634.94
Total internal legal services expenditure $1,676,750.51
Total external legal services expenditure$279,884.43
SUMMARY EXTERNAL LEGAL SERVICES
Total value of briefs to Counsel (A)$35,159.32
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B)$686.96
Total value of professional fees paid (C)$244,038.15
Total external legal services expenditure (A + B + C)$279,884.43
COUNSEL
Number of direct briefs to male counsel2
Number of direct briefs to female counsel0
Total number of direct briefs to counsel2
Number of indirect briefs to male counsel1
Number of indirect briefs to female counsel1
Total number of indirect briefs to counsel2
Total value of briefs to Counsel (A)$35,159.32
DISBURSEMENTS
Total value of disbursements (excluding counsel) (B)$686.96
PROFESSIONAL FEES
Total Value of professional fees (C)$244,038.15

Note: All figures are GST exclusive.

The Legal Services Expenditure Summary for 2013-14 incorrectly reported the Clean Energy Regulator's internal legal spend. The figure reported was $577,844.78. The correct figure was $1,592,065.60.

The Total (Internal + External) Expenditure figure for 2013-14 should have been $2,007,091.62.

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