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Legal aid has been granted for you to represent your client in the Family Law Courts after an interim order about parenting is made up until trial directions have issued.
Grants of legal assistance in family law matters are provided in stages. This stage includes:
- Taking client instructions
- Communication and negotiation with the other party
- any court documentation
- any further affidavit material
- a notice of request to inspect material
- for court attendance
- consent orders (if appropriate)
- material filed by the other party
- any family or medical reports
- Inspecting documents at Court which have issued by way of subpoena
- Filing documents
- Attendance at three (3) court appearances (including interim / undefended hearings)
Funding for parties in family law matters are subject to a cost cap. Refer to Guideline 18 – Family law costs management.
Legal aid has been granted for you to be represented in the Family Law Courts after an interim order about parenting is made until trial directions have issued.
Grants of legal assistance in family law matters are provided in stages. This stage allows your solicitor taking your instructions, communicating and negotiating with the other party, preparing your matter and attending three court appearances.
The maximum fee Legal Aid will pay your lawyer for this stage of proceedings is $1,120.00 plus disbursements of $75.00.
Funding for parties in family law matters are subject to a cost cap. Refer to Guideline 18 - Family law costs management.
Practitioners must claim for the actual time spent on a matter, up to the maximum allowable.
SundriesPractitioners may claim up to the entire sundries fee granted. The sundries fee includes all photocopying, phone calls, faxes and stamps. The fees provided are fixed. There are no exceptions for exceeding the sundries grant provided.
Specific disbursements such as subpoena fees or expert reports are subject to separate grants of aid (request separately).