The Registrar may review a decision on legal aid on her own initiative or upon request by a suspect or accused when:

  • there is a change of circumstances that significantly affects the decision;

  • new, relevant information comes to the Registrar’s attention; or

  • an accused or suspect has provided false information or intentionally omitted significant information.

If an applicant wishes to contest the Registrar’s decision on legal aid, he or she may request the Judge(s) to review the decision within seven days of receiving notification of the Registrar’s decision.

If the request for review is primarily based on new facts that have not been brought before the Registrar, the matter should first be addressed to the Registrar.

When reviewing a decision on legal aid, the Registrar may confirm, amend or reverse the decision, or may decide that legal aid should be reimbursed.