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ACC Review Fees

In all cases I charge fees generally referred to as the review costs. These are charged to clients but they don't end up paying them. 

That is because these fees can be reclaimed through the review process. The reviewer must award them if the claim is successful, but will also do so if unsuccessful provided it is reasonable to have brought the application. 

Generally there is no issue with the review costs being covered, as it is recognised that the merits of most reviews cannot be determined until after enquiries have been carried out. I have not experienced problems with the review fees being covered by the award. 

If the case is resolved with ACC without the involvement of a reviewer, it pays the fees in the same way. 

The review fees are modest given the amount of work often involved in a case, and additional upfront or success fees may apply.