Proceeding steps and fixed fee schedules are used to determine the maximum grant by providing a transparent and consistent basis for granting decisions. Providers are expected to be familiar with these and invoice accordingly.
The steps and schedules will be updated to reflect any change to relevant legislation, court procedure and legal practice. They are structured as follows:
steps or stages – covering the main ‘events’ in a proceeding
activities – defined within each step or stage
guideline hours and/or fixed fees – based on a reasoned estimate of the time required for each activity
tasks – describing the actions for each activity within a step or stage
granting notes – providing additional information to support particular granting situations and usually appear at the end of each type of step or fixed fee schedule
documentation requirements – forms and supporting information such as court notices and minutes, exhibits and summary documents.
Fixed fee schedules
Criminal fee schedules
These schedules have been applied to criminal fixed fee cases since 5 March 2012. They have been updated as at 15 December 2014.
For charges or appeals filed on or before 30 June 2013