Common Law Protocols

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Summary:

The Common Law Protocols are an agreement that outlines how the TAC and your personal injury lawyer work together during your common law compensation claim.

The Protocols were developed by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) and the TAC to make the legal process faster and easier. Most lawyers who are members of the LIV or the ALA follow them.

Engaging a lawyer who follows the Protocols will generally result in a faster and easier outcome for your claim. It is also likely your case will resolve without having to go to Court. This may also mean less legal costs for you.

Your lawyer will help you through the process and provide you with tailored and independent legal advice.

You are entitled to ask a lawyer if they operate within the Protocols before engaging them.

The below documents summarise the Protocols. These have been agreed by the TAC, LIV and ALA. They cover common law entitlements, assessment procedures, information exchange and settlement.

Coronavirus update

The TAC is unable to send or receive hard copy documents at this time. We have some different options for you to send us forms, documents or receipts for reimbursement.

Reimbursements

  • myTAC
    Please use our app or web portal, myTAC to ask for reimbursements. Go to upload documents > reimbursement form and send us a photo of your receipt or proof of payment and a description of what you've paid for.
  • Email
    If you can't use myTAC to send your receipts, please take a photo and email it to us at info@tac.vic.gov.au. Include your claim number in the subject line of your email so we can process your request.

Forms and documents

  • myTAC
    Please use our app or web portal, myTAC to send forms or documents. Go to upload documents > submit documents and send us a photo of your form or document.
  • Email
    If you can't use myTAC to send your forms or documents, please take a photo and email it to us at info@tac.vic.gov.au. Include your claim number in the subject line of your email so we can process your request.