Victoria Legal Aid Handbook for Lawyers

Table U3 – war veterans’ cases at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

These fees apply to all Administrative Appeals Tribunal war veterans' cases.

These fees are effective from 1 January this year. For fees payable prior to this see Archived versions of the Handbook.

The lump sum fee will only be payable when the stage is substantially completed. In the event that the stage is not substantially completed an itemised bill calculated at 64 per cent of the Federal Court Scale, but not exceeding the lump sum, should be submitted.

An extension of assistance is required where the matter proceeds to Stage 2.

The fees in this table are calculated at an hourly rate of $252. The hours are included in the table to show the calculation of the lump sum fee.

No provision is made in the table for solicitor instructing. In the event that a solicitor appears as counsel the fee payable shall be the fee otherwise payable to counsel.

Service/proceeding Hours Fee payable
Stage 1: professional costs, up to and including second preliminary conference 18 $4536
Stage 2: professional costs for preparation 7 $1764
Counsel’s fees: conference n/a $275
Counsel’s fees: appearance at hearing n/a $2144
Mediation: preparation 5 $1260
Mediation: appearance at mediation 4 $1008

General principles

Where a stage is completed on or after the date on which a limit changed, the limit shall be the applicable limit at date of completion of the grant.

Reviewed 31 December 2022