Table F – Lump sum fees for County Court and Supreme Court stage of an indictable crime matter

Table F – Lump sum fees for County Court and Supreme Court stage of an indictable crime matter

Table F sets out the fees payable by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) for all indictable crime matters at the County Court or Supreme Court stage.

See also Principles applying to payment of fees for the County or Supreme Court stage of an indictable crime matter.

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

General fees

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Counsel – post-committal negotiations 3 $648 3 $882
First directions hearing 2 $432 2 $588
Directions hearing/mention/call over 1.25 $270 1.25 $367
Defence response – first directions hearing 2 $432 2 $588
Application for discontinuance or proceedings 2.5 $540 2.5 $735
Application for s.143 order n/a $428 n/a $572

Plea fees

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Preparation 3 $510 8.5 $2295
Appearance fee – first day (includes conferences) n/a $1651 n/a $2253
Appearance fee – subsequent day(s) n/a $576 n/a $903
Sentence n/a $323 n/a $443
Advice on appeal 1 $294 1 $294

Special hearing

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Preparation 1 $170 1 $270
Appearance fee – first day (includes conferences) n/a $2250 n/a $3068
Appearance fee – subsequent day(s) n/a $1234 n/a $1977

Sentence indication

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Appearance fee (includes conferences) n/a $1215 n/a $1655

Trial

Service/proceeding County Court hours Fee payable Supreme Court hours Fee payable
Preparation 10 $1700 15 $4050
Defence response – final directions hearing 2 $432 2 $588
Appearance fee – first day (includes conferences) n/a $2684 n/a $4261
Appearance fee – first day where 20 per cent uplift applicable (includes conferences) n/a $3220 n/a $5113
Appearance fee – subsequent day(s) n/a $1234 n/a $1977
Instructing – per hour (up to a maximum of 5 hours per day) 1 $149 1 $270
Plea hearing – first day n/a $996 n/a $1358
Plea hearing – subsequent days n/a $576 n/a $903
Sentence n/a $323 n/a $443
Advice on appeal 3 $882 3 $882

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