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Clause Code : FMAC

File or respond to an application in a case

Clause type: Approval

Solicitor clause wording

Legal aid has been granted for you to represent your client to initiate or respond to an application in a case. 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 - Preparing: - the application or response to an application in a case - any affidavit material - any subpoenas - a notice of risk of child abuse - for court attendance - Peruse material filed by the other party - Filing documents - Attendance at court This is a maximum fee grant of aid. Claims can be made for actual time spent up to the maximum. Funding for parties in family law matters is subject to a cost cap. Refer to Guideline 18 – Family law costs management.

Client clause wording

Legal aid has been granted for you to be represented in the Family Law Courts to initiate or respond to an application in a case. Grants of legal assistance in family law matters are provided in stages. This stage allows for your solicitor taking your instructions, preparing the application or responding to an application in a case and attending court. The maximum professional fee Legal Aid will pay your lawyer at this stage is $1,260.00 plus disbursements of $75.00. Funding for parties in family law matters is 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.

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 and expert reports are subject to separate grants of aid (request separately).

Solicitors

Fee Structure 1

Work type Fee
All Work On Clause $1,260.00
Total $1,260.00

Outlays

Work type Fee
Total disbursements $75.00
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