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Clause Code : FMP3

Additional standard preparation for trials listed for 5 or 6 days (solicitor and counsel)

Clause type: Approval

Solicitor clause wording

Legal aid has been granted for additional standard preparation for a trial listed for 5 or 6 days for solicitor and counsel in the Family Law Courts. This grant of aid is in addition to the trial preparation grant already provided and covers all work required to prepare for the trial. 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 granted further funding for solicitor and counsel to prepare for your trial in the Family Law Courts. The maximum professional fee Legal Aid will pay at this stage is $2,100.00 for your lawyer and $2,291.90 for counsel. Funding for parties in family law matters is subject to a cost cap. Refer to Guideline 18 – Family law costs management.

Explanatory notes

The additional standard preparation grants issued in family law are subject to the following payment rules:

 Professional fees in family and civil law matters

Costing guidelines for family and civil matters

 Counsel preparation
Counsel is entitled to the full amount of the preparation for trial grant if the brief was delivered to and accepted by counsel and preparation for trial was conducted.

Solicitors

Fee Structure 1

Work type Fee
All Work On Clause $2,100.00
Total $2,100.00

Barristers

Fee Structure 1

Work type Fee
Prepare For Trial $2,291.90
Total $2,291.90
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