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A grant of aid is only available for summary matters if the charges are deemed to relate to a “new matter”.
For the purposes of this payment rule Legal Aid Queensland considers that charges relate to a “new matter” if the practitioner:
Legal Aid Queensland considers new charges do not relate to a new matter if the practitioner:
If a practitioner has more than one grant of legal assistance for the same client and subsequently brings the charges together for disposal the practitioner is entitled to claim the fixed fees on all grants of legal assistance.
When submitting an application request for a summary matter the practitioner is required to certify that the request relates to a new matter.
Practitioners will be required to demonstrate on audit that their request for aid related to a new matter.
Last updated 10 December 2015
If you have a general question for Legal Aid Queensland, please use the general question form or call 1300 65 11 88, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.