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8. Types of Grants of Aid

8.2. Guideline for emergency grants of aid

8.2.1 Procedures for approving emergency grants to private practitioners

Legal Aid NSW staff must tell the private legal practitioner at the time of the emergency grant

  • the extent of work which will be covered by the grant
  • what contributions, if any, are payable by the client; and
  • the conditions attached to an emergency grant as set out in clause 2.3

Legal Aid NSW staff must send the private solicitor a letter confirming the emergency grant, including all the information set out in the previous paragraph.

Legal Aid NSW staff must send the legally assisted person

  • a copy of the letter forwarded to the private solicitor
  • a letter telling the legally assisted person of their right of appeal against the conditions of the grant under s56 of the Act.


8.2.2 Who can authorise an emergency grant

The following Legal Aid NSW officers can authorise an emergency grant of legal aid.

Manager Operations


Crime Team 1


Crime Team 2


Crime Team 3


Family Team 1


Family Team 2


Care & Protection Team

9219 5890


9219 5863


9219 5804


9219 5767


9219 5046


9219 5841


9219 5016





Date Last Published: 23/04/2007