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Guidelines

12. Terminating Legal Aid

12.5 Where a legally aided person engages in violent or threatening behaviour

12.5 Where a legally aided person engages in violent or threatening behaviour

In making a decision to terminate a grant of legal aid where a legally aided person has engaged in violent or threatening behaviour, the determining officer should take into consideration:

  • the reasons for the legally aided person's behaviour, including whether the legally aided person has a history of mental health or other medical problems which may affect their behaviour, and
  • whether it may be appropriate in the circumstances to transfer the matter to another lawyer.


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