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Royal Commissions and Inquiries Scheme - Financial Services Royal Commission
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The Attorney-General’s Department may provide legal financial assistance for people engaging with the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
Entities and individuals may be eligible for assistance to cover reasonable legal representation and disbursements costs if they are:
- called to appear at a hearing of, or attend an interview with, the Royal Commission, or
- are issued with a notice to produce by the Royal Commission.
For these purposes, an entity is defined to include all entities or persons except:
- a 'financial services entity' as defined in the Letters Patent issued on 14 December 2017 with 20 or more employees, or
- a person representing such an entity.
A person who is an employee or former employee of any 'financial service entity' as defined in the Letters Patent who is not representing that entity, may be eligible for assistance.
Eligibility details are set out in Commonwealth Guidelines for Legal Financial Assistance 2012: Addendum for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services which is available in the GO Documents.
The application for legal financial assitance is available in the GO Documents section.
If you cannot email your application, contact the Financial Assistance Section on 1800 117 995 between 8.30am–5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
This assistance is provided under the Commonwealth Guidelines for Legal Financial Assistance 2012 and Addendum for the Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry which are available in the GO Documents section.
The Legal Financial Assistance Assessment of Costs applies to the Royal Commissions and Inquiries Scheme and is available in the GO Documents section.
All applications for legal financial assistance are confidential, as explained in the Privacy – Legal Financial Assistance document which is available in the GO documents section.