ABWOR is simply a type of advice and assistance where representation can be provided. There must be “proceedings” and it is only available in circumstances where the proceedings are listed in the ABWOR regulations. The guidance on civil advice and assistance accounts, of which this chapter forms part, applies equally to ABWOR cases.
Only a qualified solicitor or, where appropriate, counsel can provide ABWOR in terms of section 6 of the Act. ABWOR, in turn, can only be provided where the procedure in question is listed in the ABWOR regulations. An unqualified person, including a first year trainee, cannot charge for attendance at a hearing or for any preparation in connection with a hearing.
In this section
Proceedings you need our prior approval to provide ABWOR in
View the proceedings you need our prior approval to be paid for providing ABWOR in.
ABWOR accounts and the employment of counsel: requirement of prior approval and charges for unauthorised advocacy
Learn about applying for our prior approval to cover your ABWOR account for the cost of an opinion, a consultation or representation by counsel.
When are affidavit charges payable in ABWOR cases?
View guidance and examples of when we will pay for affidavits in ABWOR cases.
Block fees payable and charges subsumed under ABWOR in sequestration proceedings
Learn about the block fees payable and other charges in sequestration proceedings under ABWOR.
ABWOR payments for hearings before tribunals
Find out about payment for representing your client at a tribunal hearing under ABWOR and potential issues to avoid.
Factors to consider and payment implications when instructing local agents for your ABWOR accounts
View factors to consider when instructing a local agent in ABWOR cases.
Specific information and justification required for our assessment of fees for preparation work
Find out why you need to submit certain information and provide justification for preparation work in ABWOR cases.