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2. Local Court or NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Hourly rate (up to a maximum of five hours a day payable for a court or tribunal hearing)


  1. Solicitor advocate or counsel's fee rates will not be paid in the Local Court or NCAT, unless Legal Aid NSW is satisfied the matter is complex
  2. Funding will be administered in accordance with the guidelines for administering grants of legal aid in civil law matters using the stage of matter model

Legal practitioner fees where a costs order is made
Where a costs order is made, fees will be paid at 175% of the hourly rate but only where those costs are recovered.

Note: These fees are exclusive of GST