The TLA Board has confirmed the annual increase of the hourly rate for legal practitioners by 2%, applied from 1 July 2023 across all areas of TLA practice and law programs.

The increase again passes on the indexation received by TLA from the Commonwealth and State Governments to maintain the value of fees.

Practitioners play an important role in delivering services to vulnerable Tasmanians, with around $7.95M paid in grants of aid in 2022-23, an increase of $1.25M in the previous year.

The new rate applies to all new grants of aid and extensions made from 1 July 2022 and will be reflected in the Guidelines at this time.