Proforma invoices are automatically generated by LAQ Office when the grants division approves a grant of aid. Each grant of aid or extension of aid will issue with a unique proforma account.
All claims for payment must be made on the proforma invoice which issues with the grant of aid.
Proforma invoices must not be submitted until all work covered under the scope of the grant of aid has been completed or the matter has concluded. Legal Aid Queensland does not authorise the payment of interim accounts.
Proforma invoices should be submitted to Legal Aid Queensland via the Grants Online system where possible.
By submitting an invoice for payment the firm is certifying that:
- They have completed all work covered by the grant of aid prior to submitting the invoice.
- The services have been performed and that due care was given and proper attention paid to the provision of those services.
- For matters where an hourly rate is claimable, only the actual hours spent have been claimed and a time costing is held on file.
- That any disbursements and or outlays claimed have actually been incurred.
When submitting a proforma invoice the practitioner must provide all the information requested on the account otherwise payment may be delayed while the information is obtained.
The claim date for invoices is the date the invoice was received by the Legal Aid Queensland.
All proforma invoices must be claimed within three months of the completion of matters.
Last updated 16 June 2017
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