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For legal aid to be granted retrospectively the following tests must be satisfied:
Practitioners applying for a grant of legal aid retrospectively should provide the following information with the application for aid or request for extension:
Legal Aid Queensland considers there are exceptional circumstances where:
Exceptional circumstances does not cover the situation where the solicitor, with the knowledge of the applicant, acts on a pro bono or speculative basis.
Legal Aid Queensland may consider an applicant will suffer financial hardship where the:
A decision to refuse a request for retrospective grant of aid may be appealed to the external review officer (refer to review of decisions).