The VLA Handbook for sets out how to apply for a grant of legal assistance and the guidelines and conditions of receiving a grant.
It also explains the payment for private lawyers who perform legal aid work.
Overview of recent guidelines changes
Read more about the changes to grants guidelines for:
The overview provides basic information only. Practitioners should refer to the VLA Handbook for for the specific information contained in the current guidelines.
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Reviewed 21 December 2022