How to apply for ABWOR for early resolution cases

For any cases which have resolved after commencement of formal proceedings, but before the first court appearance, you can admit your client to Criminal ABWOR in the usual way, applying the usual financial eligibility test.

You can enter the date when any initial or advanced copy of the complaint was sent to you in the question ‘Date of commencement of proceedings (date on which the complaint was served)’ .

You should:

  • access the online account in the normal manner
  • within the case summary, at the question where you are asked to confirm if representation at a diet was provided, additional text has been added – please see screenshot below
  • select YES where the case is resolved at the early stages without a court appearance

ABWOR Representation Confirmation Visual..