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Guidelines

2. Family law matters

2.9. Briefing counsel


2.9.1 Local Court proceedings

Legal Aid NSW will not authorise the briefing of counsel in a local court except in particularly complex or exceptional cases.


2.9.2 Interim hearings

Legal Aid NSW will not authorise the briefing of counsel for interim hearings in the Family Court or the Federal Circuit Court , except in particularly complex or exceptional cases.


2.9.3 Child representative or independent children's lawyer briefing counsel

Legal Aid NSW will only authorise the briefing of counsel by a child representative or an independent children's lawyer for final hearings where:

  • the matter raises complex issues of fact or law, or
  • there are other exceptional circumstances which warrant the briefing of counsel.



Date Last Published: 01/09/2010