Security Information in Proceedings Legislation Bill

24 Costs of special advocate

(1)

The designated agency must meet out of money appropriated by Parliament for the purpose the actual and reasonable costs of the special advocate on a basis—

(a)

agreed between the special advocate and the designated agency; or

(b)

determined by the authorised court (if there is no agreement between the special advocate and the designated agency).

(2)

However, the court may, if satisfied that the circumstances of the case warrant it, include part or all of the costs of the special advocate in an award of costs against any party.