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START OF Grants Handbook
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For legal aid to be granted for counsel in all other civil law matters where counsel is not provided in the initial grant of aid the following tests must be satisfied:
When applying for aid for counsel in all other civil law matters where counsel is not provided in the initial grant of aid, the practitioner must lodge an extension of aid request through the Grants Online system and provide details as to the complexities of the matter and how the matter meets the merits test.
Legal Aid Queensland considers that counsel may be warranted if there is sufficient complexity which requires the expertise of counsel. Legal Aid Queensland considers that counsel may be required when:
The grant of aid for counsel to:
Request for counsel in a war veterans or defence appeals matter are determined by a designated grants officer.
Requests for counsel for an inquest where the application is based on a substantial public interest element are referred to the Grants director for determination.
Requests for counsel for domestic violence matters are referred to senior grants officers for determination.
A decision to refuse legal aid for this type of matter may be appealed to the external review officer (refer to review of decisions).