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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
END OF Policies and procedures
For legal aid to be granted for an application in a case to the following tests must be satisfied:
If the matter has or will exceed the cap as outlined in guideline 18.2 – limit on costs, the matter will be referred to a grants manager for consideration.
Practitioners seeking a grant of legal assistance must electronically submit an extension of aid request via the Grants Online system along with the relevant information request.
The following documents are to be retained on file but may be requested by Legal Aid Queensland:
Legal Aid Queensland may determine there has been a material change in circumstances when a party seeks to:
Prior to funding an application in a case, the assessing officer must be satisfied that the dispute relates to a substantial issue and the matter meets the merits test.
Legal Aid Queensland may consider it is essential for the issue to be resolved when for example:
The grant of aid for an application in a case is FMAC for parties other than the ICL.
If the dispute includes property settlement, funding will be provided subject to the right to recover a retrospective contribution.