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Fidelity fund contributions

Information about fidelity fund contribution from 2021/22.

No, the fidelity fund contribution is the responsibility of the organisation, not the individual. However, if this fee appears on your renewal this year you can contact us via the lawyer enquiry form to have this removed from your payment summary before submitting your application for renewal. Select ‘Practising certificate’ and ‘Renew my practising certificate’ as the category on the lawyer enquiry form. Once this has been removed you can complete your application.

You don’t need to do anything.

You can refer these lawyers to us if they have any questions using the lawyer enquiry form. They should select ‘Practising certificate’ and ‘Renew my practising certificate’ as the category. 

There are different fee requirements for Victorian lawyers, foreign lawyers and approved barristers’ clerks. Exemptions apply, please see the Fidelity Fund page for details.

 

Trust money received for year ending 31 October 2021 If you or your law practice received $0 - $750,000 in trust money If you or your law practice received more than $750,000 in trust money
Principal, employee or foreign lawyer authorised to receive trust money  $298 $592
Principal NOT authorised to receive trust money  $298 $592
Employee NOT authorised to receive trust money $144 $144
Foreign lawyer NOT authorised to receive trust money $144 $144
Approved barristers’ clerks $298 $592

Yes. The fidelity fund contribution is applied to the previous trust year. If you deferred your fees for 2020/21 you will need to pay any fees owing up until you change your practising certificate type.

You can use the lawyer enquiry form to arrange to speak to a member of our team. Select ‘Practising certificate’ and ‘Renewing my practising certificate’ as the category.

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