Law Aid: an introduction

By Michael Jorgensen

In essence

Law Aid is a non-profit charitable trust which was established in 1996 by the Law Institute of Victoria and the Victorian Bar Counsel with the backing of the Victorian Department of Justice.

The purpose of the Trust is to provide assistance in civil litigation within Victoria to those who would otherwise be unable to afford its cost and whose lawyers are prepared to act on a “no win, no fee” basis.

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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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