Note: The lawyer is not required to assess eligibility under this guideline. Applications are submitted to ATLAS for assessment by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA).
- the litigant does not have an existing grant of assistance relating to the current dispute
- the dispute may be resolved through advice, negotiation and exchange of letters
- the following threshold tests are met:
- We are satisfied that:
Other mandatory requirements
As well as the requirements set out in Guideline 1.6, additional criteria apply in the following circumstances:
Discharge or vary orders
If the significant change in circumstances has been caused by the applicant, we will consider the circumstances surrounding that change in deciding whether it is appropriate to make a grant of legal assistance to the applicant.
Notes on this guideline
Reviewed 24 January 2022