Clause Code : FMP4

Additional standard preparation in stage 3 – interpreter or multiple parties

Clause type: Approval

Solicitor clause wording

Legal aid has been granted for additional standard preparation where an interpreter has been engaged or there are 3 or more parties (excluding the ICL) involved. Grants of legal assistance in family law matters are provided in stages. This stage includes preparing the matter. 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 additional standard preparation. Grants of legal assistance in family law matters are provided in stages. This stage allows your solicitor to prepare your matter. The maximum professional fee Legal Aid will pay your lawyer at this stage is $420.00. 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 grant where an interpreter has been engaged or there are 3 or more parties involved is only available for family law matters.

The FMP4 grant is to compensate for the additional time spent preparing for the matter. This fee is claimable at stages 2 and 3 of the family law stage model; however this fee cannot be claimed at stage 3 if another additional standard preparation grant (i.e. trials listed for more than 3 days) is issued.

Solicitors

Fee Structure 1

Solicitors Fee Structure 1
Work Type Fee
All Work On Clause $420.00
Total $420.00