The County Court


The County Court hears matters that are deemed too serious to be heard in the Magistrates’ Court.

Having offices in Ballarat and Geelong allows Adrian Paull Criminal Lawyers to appear in the following County Courts: Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Melbourne, Shepparton and Warrnambool.

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Melbourne County Court Lady of Justice

The County Court fees structure described below are intended to be a guide.

Directions Hearing


Representation at Directions Hearing or Special Mention

Bail Application

$2200 – $4400 

Preparation and representation either by Principal, Barrister or Senior Counsel

Plea Hearing

$3300 – $7700 per day

Preparation and representation by either Principal, Barrister or Senior Counsel

Trial by Agreement


Preparation and Conferences with Instructor and/or Barrister

Barrister at trial – $3300 to $7700 per day 

Barrister or Senior Counsel

Instructor at trial – $770 per day

If you are unsure or unclear of the County Court court fees presented, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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