Victoria Legal Aid increased all professional fees and disbursements by two per cent effective 1 August 2012.
The fee increase applies to all existing grants of legal assistance where the matter has not been finalised, and new grants made on or after that date. All appearances and additional preparation completed prior to the changes attract the old fees.
For fees payable in matters prior to this date, see Costs payable in Commonwealth family law matters in the VLA Handbook (July 2012).
For fees payable prior to this see Archived versions of the Handbook