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Clause Code : ICS1

ICL prepare for trial (solicitor advocate)

Clause type: Approval

Solicitor clause wording

Legal aid has been granted for the Independent Children’s Lawyer to prepare for a family law trial. 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: - Meeting with child or children - Communication and negotiation with the parties - Interview witnesses - Perusing - material filed by the parties - any family or medical reports - Preparing: - a case outline - a chronology of relevant events - case information - affidavit material - tender bundle - for court attendance - questions for the cross examination of witnesses or experts - consent orders (if appropriate) - Inspecting documents at Court which have issued by way of subpoena including time spent photocopying documents - Engaging and instructing report writers or other experts - Filing documents - Attendance at two court appearances before the trial commences - Compliance certificate - Explaining orders made to chlid or children

Explanatory notes

Practitioners must claim for the actual time spent on a matter, up to the maximum allowable.

Changing from solicitor advocate to solicitor and counsel
If a practitioner has been granted aid for trial preparation for solicitor advocate and determines that they wish to proceed with the trial with counsel, the solicitor advocate trial preparation grant will be cancelled and a new grant will be issued for trial preparation for solicitor and counsel.

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).


Fee Structure 1

Work type Fee
All Work On Clause $3,500.00
Total $3,500.00


Work type Fee
Total disbursements $150.00
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