Applicant means the person seeking a grant of legal assistance or the executor, trustee or representative of that person.
If an applicant seeks a grant of legal assistance for a matter as the executor, trustee or representative of another person or of a group, the Means Test is applied to all persons who stand to benefit from the legal services sought.
If an applicant seeks a grant of legal assistance for a test case or common interest claim, the Means Test is applied to the applicant and includes any other source of support. Also assessed is whether the individuals who stand to benefit could afford to collectively fund a test case and would be likely to do so if legal assistance were not available.
Aid is not available to corporations or incorporated associations. If a grant of legal assistance is being sought for a group of people that is not a corporation or an incorporated association, all possible sources of funding are considered, including
Financially associated person means a person or entity
including a trust, company, partnership, corporation or group.
Trusts will be means tested if
To determine this, the Commission will look at
If the applicant or a financially associated person has a higher standard of living than the disclosed means would permit, support from the trust may be inferred.