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Annual reviews

Assessment criteria

For legal aid to be granted for an annual review the following tests must be satisfied:

Documentary requirements

Application received from client

Applicants seeking a grant of legal assistance should forward all of the following documents for assessment:

  • A completed and signed Legal Aid Queensland application form.
  • Proof of income and assets (refer to the means test).
  • Copies of any relevant court documentation.

Application received from preferred supplier or in-house practitioner

Practitioners seeking a grant of legal assistance should electronically submit an application for aid via the Grants Online system with:

  • Copies of any relevant court documentation, if available.
  • Proof of income and assets (refer to the means test).

Practitioners must also ensure that the following documents are retained on file:

  • A completed and signed Legal Aid Queensland application form.

Allocation of a solicitor

Representation for dangerous prisoners matters will be provided on an in-house basis unless there is a conflict of interest.

Grant(s) of aid

The grant of aid for representation on annual review pursuant to the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 is a DP4.

Review of decisions

A decision to refuse legal aid for this type of matter may be appealed to the external review officer (refer to review of decisions).

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