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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?
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For legal aid to be granted for an agent in a civil law matter, the following tests must be satisfied:
When seeking a grant of aid for an agent in a civil law matter the practitioner must lodge an extension of aid request through the Grants Online system along with details as to why an agent is required.
Additional hours are allowed for agents. It is a requirement that where possible the practitioner briefs a solicitor who is on the relevant Legal Aid Queensland preferred supplier panel.
The substantive grant of aid which is issued to the preferred supplier or in-house practitioner allows for any court appearances, personal attendance and outlays.
As the grant of aid for agents in civil law matters only includes a one or two hourly professional fee, any court appearances and personal attendance must be claimed on the substantive grant of aid.
The decision in relation to how the substantive grant of aid is split is a matter for the preferred supplier and the agent they engage.
The grants of aid for agents in civil law matters are as follows:
A decision to refuse legal aid for this type of matter may be appealed to the external review officer (refer to review of decisions).