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Guidelines

12. Terminating Legal Aid

12.9 General breakdown of lawyer/client relationship

12.9 General breakdown of lawyer/client relationship


A grant of legal aid should not be terminated because of a general breakdown in the lawyer/client relationship. The determining officer should instead consider transferring the matter to another lawyer.


Note: see Policy 16.1 for circumstances when a grant of aid may be terminated. See Policy 12.3.4 in relation to the reassignment of criminal matters.