Law Aid, all you need to know

By Michael J Lombard

In essence

Law Aid is a non-profit trust provided by the State Government more than a decade ago to assist those who cannot afford litigation, but for whom solicitors and barristers are prepared to work on a “no-win no-fee” basis.

In detail

Although the non-profit charitable trust has been operating since 1996 unfortunately, many lawyers do not make applications on behalf of their clients and many solicitors do not know of its existence. The scheme is intended to extend the availability of civil litigation assistance to those people assessed as having worthy cases at law but could not otherwise afford to go to court…

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Article: “The Quiet Achiever”

Published September 2012, Law Institute Journal

Since its beginnings, litigation funder Law Aid has helped hundreds of Victorians investigate a range of personal injuries matters they would not have been able to fund themselves….

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Form: “Fund Fee & Disbursement Reconciliation Statement”

A downloadable form that will automatically calculate the fund fee and total due provided all required information is entered, including Law Aid’s 4 digit file reference number. Once completed, the form should be printed and sent to Law Aid attaching all supporting documentation.

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Form: Fund Fee Agreement

A downloadable PDF of the blank Fund Fee Agreement form. All parties must sign this agreement before Law Aid can disburse funds.

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