Compensation for some legal costs


Jamie Moffat, Secretary, Appeal Costs Board


Claims for criminal matters are prepared and submitted to the Board by a legal practitioner. All indemnity certificates granted in civil matters are prepared by the courts and submitted to the Board by legal practitioners.

The documentation required, and the procedures to follow, to make a claim are set out in the Board’s guidelines (available at The requirements for each application may vary according to the type of proceeding involved.

Under section 35D of the AC Act, applications must be lodged with the Board no later than 12 months after the final determination of the matter to which the indemnity certificate relates.

This section includes the following topics:


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