Application forms for approval to provide legal aid services

Part 1

If a lawyer has been appointed as a Queen’s Counsel, they can be expected to have met the experience and competence requirements in the Schedule of the Legal  Services (Quality Assurance) Regulations 2011.The Secretary has therefore decided that Queen’s Counsel who apply for approval within their usual areas of practice do not need to provide:

• Employment history (in part 1)
• Work samples (part 2) or
• References (part 3).

Part 1 - Application for approval to provide legal aid services [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Part 2 (areas of law)

Criminal

Criminal [PDF, 882 KB]

Additional case example form - Criminal [PDF, 367 KB]

Duty lawyer

Duty lawyer [PDF, 548 KB] 

Family

Family [PDF, 710 KB] 

Additional case example form – Family [PDF, 162 KB] 

Civil

Civil [PDF, 5.8 MB] 

Additional case example form – Civil [PDF, 4.2 MB]

Mental health

Mental health [PDF, 538 KB]

Additional case example form – Mental health [PDF, 331 KB]

Refugee and protected persons

Refugee and protected persons [PDF, 675 KB]

Additional case example form – Refugee and protected persons [PDF, 510 KB] 

Court of Appeal and Supreme Court

Court of Appeal and Supreme Court [PDF, 780 KB]

Additional case example form – Court of Appeal and Supreme Court [PDF, 152 KB]

Māori Land Court & Māori Appellate Court

Māori Land Court and Māori Appellate Court [PDF, 770 KB] 

Additional case example form – Māori Land Court and Māori Appellate Court [PDF, 387 KB]

Waitangi Tribunal

Waitangi Tribunal forms [PDF, 777 KB] 

Additional case example form - Waitangi Tribunal [PDF, 392 KB] 

Part 3 (references)

Lead provider, provider of specified legal services or employment advocate [PDF, 574 KB] 

Supervised provider [PDF, 536 KB]

Part 4 (supervision)

Supervision arrangements [PDF, 537 KB]

Additional undertaking from lead provider [PDF, 1.6 MB]

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