Guideline 7 – judicial review of the Family Division of the Children's Court, County Court or Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision

Guideline 7 – judicial review of the Family Division of the Children's Court, County Court or Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision

Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) will generally provide a grant of assistance for a person to respond to an application for judicial review, where the person was in receipt of a grant of assistance in the original proceedings and there are reasonable prospects that the original decision will be upheld.

Documentary requirements

Information to assist practitioners with the grants application and assessment process and documentary requirements is set out under the relevant guideline in Simplified Grants System: Notes on the Guidelines.

Simplified grants assessment process

Grants to seek a judicial review of Children’s Court, County Court or Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal decision are VLA-assessed. Lawyers seeking a grant of legal assistance must submit an application via ATLAS, uploading the appropriate documents set out under the relevant guideline in Simplified Grants System: Notes on the Guidelines and retaining on file the remaining documents set out in the Notes.

Lawyers are also encouraged to complete a Children's Court (Family Division) worksheet for their file.