20% off* Wills and Powers of Attorney until 30 June

Legal services

28 November 2023

Legal services

Service Fee
Senior Lawyer

$563 per hour

Lawyer

$455 per hour

Junior Lawyer

$358 per hour

Para-Legal/Law Clerk

$271 per hour

Legal Secretary/Administrative Support

$228 per hour

Outcome-dependent fee where insufficient funds (for litigious matters)

Additional fee not exceeding 25% of the total amount of the legal fees otherwise payable

Photocopying for the legal services of document preparation, legal advice and litigation

$0.50 per page

Where, in relation to a claim brought by State Trustees on behalf of and for the benefit of an estate (including the estate of a represented person):

  • (1) legal services are reasonably required; and
  • (2) the estate has insufficient funds to pay for those legal services;

State Trustees may opt to provide those legal services on the basis that:

(a) subject to (c), if the bringing of the claim does not result in a successful outcome for the estate, State Trustees will not charge for the provision of those legal services; and

(b) if the bringing of the claim results in a successful outcome for the estate, the fees that State Trustees will charge for the provision of those legal services will consist of:

The fees otherwise payable for those legal services (determined on the basis set out in respect of ‘Legal fees’ above); and

An additional fee not exceeding 25% of the total amount of the fees payable under (i) above.

(c) if State Trustees’ appointment by VCAT to administer a person’s legal and financial affairs ends or is discharged prior to an outcome being reached, the fees set out in (i) above will become payable, but not the additional fee in (ii), unless a new arrangement is made to continue the claim.

Charged in accordance with current Supreme Court (Administration and Probate) Rules 2014 (Rules).

For work it performs in obtaining a grant of representation, or the resealing in Victoria of a grant obtained in another jurisdiction, State Trustees will not charge a fee under the Rules in respect of:

  • Rule 9.01 (basic charges); or
  • Rule 9.03 for work done by a Probate clerk in the preparation, and the swearing or affirmation, of any affidavit

If this work is outsourced to an external law firm, the fees charged by the law firm apply and are paid by the client.

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