GRANTS OF LEGAL AID
Peter Murphy Criminal Law will represent clients who are eligible for a grant of legal aid. The Legal Aid Commission can pay our firm's fees to represent you. We can assist you to apply for a grant of aid from the Legal Aid Commission of NSW by preparing and lodging your application. If Aid is granted, the Commission then makes a decision to either assign the matter to a private lawyer or to one of its staff lawyers.
Peter Murphy is a member of the following Legal Aid Commission Panels, and our firm accepts assignments of these types of matters:
• Legal Aid Serious Crime (including the Court of Criminal Appeal, Supreme and District Courts)
• General Crime (including Local Courts)
• Prisoners' Legal Service (including the State Parole Authority), and
• Children's Court (Crime) Panels
Legal Aid Criteria
In order to receive a grant of Legal Aid you must meet criteria set by the Commission. The criteria relates to:
• your financial means (your income and your assets),
• the merit of your case (whether it is likely to succeed and the cost can be justified), and
• whether you meet Legal Aid policy guidelines.
Legal Aid is not necessarily free and you may be asked to make a contribution towards your legal fees depending on your means.
Read more about the Legal Aid Commission
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