For legal aid to be granted for a separate representative to appeal a decision made by QCAT the matter must meet the merits test. These matters are not subject to the means test.
Requests for aid for a separate representative to appeal a decision made by QCAT for a child protection matter will be referred to a grants manager for consideration.
Application received from preferred supplier or in-house practitioners
Practitioners seeking a grant of legal assistance should electronically submit an application for aid via the Grants Online system along with:
- A copy of the reasons for judgment
- Details as to why an appeal is sought and what order is being sought, and
- An opinion in relation to prospects of success.
The following documents are retained on file:
Grant(s) of aid
The grant of aid for a separate representative to prepare/respond to an appeal of a QCAT decision to the district court is:
Extension(s) of aid
The grant of aid for the separate representative to attend additional days of an appeal of a QCAT decision to the district court is:
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).