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Clause Code : FM4A

Day one of trial and receive judgment (solicitor and counsel)

Clause type: Approval

Solicitor clause wording

Legal aid has been granted for solicitor and counsel to represent your client at day one of trial and to receive judgment on the last day of trial in the Family Law Courts. This is a maximum fee grant of aid. Claims can be made for actual time spent up to the maximum. Grants of legal assistance in family law matters are provided in stages. This stage allows for attendance at trial on day one and to receive judgment on the last day of trial. For additional days of trial please submit a further request. Funding for parties in family law matters are subject to a cost cap. Refer to Guideline 18 – Family law costs management.

Client clause wording

Legal aid has been granted for your solicitor and counsel to attend day one of trial and to receive judgment on the last day of trial in the Family Law Courts. Grants of legal assistance in family law matters are provided in stages. This stage allows your solicitor and counsel to attend day one of trial and to receive judgment on the last day of trial. The maximum fee Legal Aid will pay for your lawyer is $840.00, $1,146.00 for counsel and $50.00 for disbursements. Funding for parties in family law matters are subject to a cost cap. Refer to Guideline 18 – Family law costs management.

Explanatory notes

Attendances
Practitioners must claim for the actual time spent on a matter, up to the maximum allowable.
 
Counsel attendance at trial (family law)
Counsel is only entitled to claim the court attendance component for day one of trial if the matter proceeds to day one of trial and they represent the client at trial.
 
Sundries
Practitioners 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).

Solicitors

Fee Structure 1

Work type Fee
Court Time $840.00
Total $840.00

Barristers

Fee Structure 1

Work type Fee
Court Attendance $1,146.00
Total $1,146.00

Outlays

Work type Fee
Total disbursements $50.00
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