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Legal Services' Responsibilities

  1. If a legal opinion is required, Legal Services will review the claim and provide a legal opinion or advice;
  2. If legal liability exists or if an ex gratia payment under $2,000 is required, this advice will include steps to resolve the claim and terms and conditions of payment. Then the payment process if followed;
  3. If a legal liability does not exist and an ex gratia payment over $2,000 is required, the Deputy Head has to approve it under section 34 of FAA. Then the payment process is followed; and
  4. If a legal liability does not exist and an ex gratia payment is not required, Legal Services prepare advice on justification of denial of claim and inform the claimant of denial.

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