The user charge fee was introduced to encourage people to resolve disputes out of court where appropriate.
The user charge fee is $50 (including GST) or $43.48 (excluding GST) and you pay the charge directly to your lawyer.
This is the only payment that your lawyer can receive directly from you. If your lawyer tries to charge you for any other legal aid services, please report this to your local legal aid office.
There are some matters that don’t require a user charge. These include:
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