Table T – Counsel’s fees in Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act matters

Table T – Counsel’s fees in Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act matters

Table T sets out counsel’s fees in Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 matters payable by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA).

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

Court Service/proceeding Fee payable
County Court Appearance and conference $637
Supreme Court Appearance and conference $1211

The fees in Table T may be increased in matters involving applications for:

  • a revocation of a supervision order
  • an order for review
  • a major review.

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

Payment of fees

VLA does not pay counsel’s accounts directly.

The assigned lawyer is responsible for lodging, administering and paying counsel’s accounts and should ensure that all accounts are settled before closing and finalising the file and the grant.