Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) may make a grant of legal assistance to a person for a coronial inquest if either:
4.1 it is reasonably likely that the person will be charged with a serious offence (for example, murder, manslaughter or culpable driving)
4.2 it is in the public interest that the person be legally represented.
- after referring to guideline 4 and all available material, the lawyer’s assessment of any charge which the person applying for the grant of legal assistance may face
- the lawyer’s assessment of how it may be in the public interest for the person applying for the grant of legal assistance to be represented
Reviewed 26 April 2023