Table A5 – Lump sum fees in Personal Safety Intervention Order Act matters

Table A5 – Lump sum fees in Personal Safety Intervention Order Act matters

Table A5 details fees payable by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) in Personal Safety Intervention Order Act 2010 cases in the Magistrates’ or Children’s courts.

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

Service/proceeding Fee payable
The lump sum preparation fee (covers all necessary work) $383
The lump sum preparation fee (urgent matter) applies in any matter where the request for aid is made no earlier than the day immediately preceding the substantive hearing or where the lawyer is otherwise in receipt of an urgent grant. $220
Directions hearing $143
Appearance fee $383 for each day or part day
Contest appearance fee (payable in the event that a matter proceeds to a contested hearing by way of evidence) $535
Adjournment fee (available where matter is adjourned because the court has ordered VLA to fund cross-examination) $383

Practitioners can claim these fees using ATLAS or submitting a tax invoice.

Travel

Where an advocate appears in the hearing of a Personal Safety Intervention Order Act 2010 matter in the Magistrates’ or Children’s court which is more than 40 kilometres from the advocate’s usual place of business, a travelling fee may be paid.

This fee is calculated at the rate of 77 cents per kilometre for each kilometre of the return trip in excess of 80 kilometres, and is paid as a disbursement.