Guideline 7.3 – litigation for child litigants for special medical procedures involving them

Guideline 7.3 – litigation for child litigants for special medical procedures involving them

Note: The lawyer is not required to assess eligibility under this guideline. Applications are submitted to ATLAS for assessment by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA).

VLA may make a grant of assistance for a child for representation in litigation relating to special medical procedures involving the child, where:

  1. it is appropriate for the child litigant to participate in litigation
    and
  2. the parent, or person with parental responsibility, who would otherwise make the application is genuinely unwilling or unable to do so
    and
  3. the following threshold test is met:

Documentary requirements

Applications for assistance under this guideline are not administered via the simplified grants process, but are assessed by us. Lawyers submitting an application in ATLAS must ensure that evidence supporting the application is uploaded to ATLAS with the application.

For more information about grants and applications, and the documentary evidence needed to support the application under each guideline, see the Notes on the Commonwealth family law and child support guidelines.

Fees availa​​ble

For information about fees available for a grant under this guideline, see Fee table 4.1.