Fee Schedule 4 – Counsel’s fees in criminal trials

Fee Schedule 4 – Counsel’s fees in criminal trials

This fee schedule is effective from 1 January 2019.

Note: Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) does not pay counsel’s accounts direct. The assigned lawyer is responsible for lodging, administering and paying counsel’s accounts and should ensure that all accounts are settled before closing and finalising the file and the grant.

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Fees prior to 1 January 2019

All appearances and additional preparation completed prior to 1 January 2019 attract the old fees – see Costs payable in criminal law matters in the VLA Handbook (December 2018).

For all other fees payable prior to 1 January 2019, see Archived versions of the Handbook.