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3. Delegation Instrument

3.33. Approving payment of fees and disbursements that exceed Legal Aid NSW fee scales

Item

Delegated Officer

To approve payments to private legal practitioners or other providers of legal services, including:

  • solicitors costs;
  • counsel’s fees; and/or
  • disbursements

which exceed the Legal Aid NSW scale of fees.
*This does not include lump sum payments which cannot be exceeded, except as follows

Solicitor Grade IV Grants

Manager Operations

Exception

Approving private legal practitioner fees which exceed the lump sum scale in criminal case conferencing.
The discretion to approve legal practitioner fees which exceed the lump sum scale in:

  • Local Court Committal
  • District Court sentence matters
  • Supreme Court sentence matters

Director Grants