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6. Civil law matters - when legal aid is available

6.10. Matters under the NSW Trustee and Guardian Act 2009 (NSW)

Legal aid is available for the following matters under the NSW Trustee and Guardian Act 2009 (NSW) (the Act).

  • Application for an Order by the Supreme Court for management of affairs (s64), and
  • Declaration and Order by the Supreme Court where a person is missing (s54).

For legal aid to be granted in these types of matters the following tests must be satisfied:

See Civil Law Guideline 3.2 on requirement to attend ADR.

See Civil Law Guideline 3.8 on grants of aid for test cases.

Note: This policy applies to protected estate orders under the Protected Estates Act 1983 (NSW) (repealed).

Most financial management orders and managed estates matters are dealt with under the policies which deal with Mental Health and Guardianship matters.

Date last published: 24/01/2017