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.