Increase in legal fees 2022 - 2023


Tasmania Legal Aid has again increased the hourly rate paid to private legal practitioners. 

From 1 July 2022 fees were increased by 2%, reflecting indexation received by TLA.

Practitioners play an important role in delivering services to vulnerable Tasmanians, with around $6.7M paid to practitioners in 2021-22.

The new rate applies to all new grants of aid and extensions made from 1 July 2022. All grants of aid prior to this attract the fees at the time of grant approval, even where the work is performed after 1 July 2022.

The Elodge system automatically applies the hourly rate relevant to the grant of aid, so you will not need to do anything extra when submitting claims.

The new fee rates are (linked):

Supreme Court, Federal Court, Family Court, Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Hourly rate:

  • Counsel: $169.79
  • Solicitor: $148.57
  • Travelling time: $148.57

Magistrates Court

Hourly rate:

  • Counsel: $148.57
  • Solicitor: $148.57

Clerks and apprentices as per superior Court rates.

Travel

  • Mileage for car expenses will be paid at the rate of 42.45 cents per kilometre.

Last updated: 30/11/2022