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START OF Policies and procedures
START OF Grants Handbook
START OF What do we fund?
START OF Nature and extent of funding
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END OF What do we fund?
END OF Grants Handbook
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Waiting time in civil law matters (excluding child protection matters) is payable only if the time spent waiting after the scheduled start time exceeds two hours and it was reasonable to wait.
When seeking a grant of aid for an waiting time the practitioner must lodge an extension of aid request through the Grants Online system along with the following details:
Waiting time is not claimable:
If half a day court time is claimed then the maximum amount of waiting time that may be claimed is three hours.
The grant of aid for waiting time in civil law matters is WAT. This grant of aid is issued retrospectively and should be requested at the earliest convenience after the court appearance.
A decision to refuse legal aid for this type of matter may be appealed to the external review officer (refer to review of decisions).