Table T – Counsel’s fees in Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act matters

Table T sets out counsel’s fees in Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 matters payable by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA).

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

CourtService/proceedingFee payable
County CourtAppearance and conference$675
Supreme CourtAppearance and conference$1284

These fees may be increased in matters involving application for:

  • a revocation of a supervision order
  • an order for review
  • a major review.
Service/proceedingCounty Court
Fee payableSupreme Court
Fee payable
($179 per hour)
($285 per hour)
Appearance fee - first day
(includes conferences)
Appearance fee - subsequent day (s)n/a$1308n/a$2097
Mention fee1.25$2851.25$388
Instructing - per hour
(up to a maximum of 5 hours per day)

Payment of fees

The assigned lawyer is responsible for lodging and submitting counsel's accounts for payment and should ensure that all accounts are settled before closing and finalising the file and the grant.