Do I need a lawyer?
No. Although ACC reviews are bound by legislation and there may be legal references made as part of review decision, you do not have to have a lawyer to represent you. Many people have review hearings without a lawyer. The review process is usually quite informal, and has been designed to make sure anyone can take part and do well with or without a lawyer.
However an ACC review is a legal process so you may want to get professional advice from a lawyer or a specialist advocate. Please note that DRSL cannot suggest a course of action to you nor recommend any legal representatives.
Non-ACC reviews, facilitation or mediations can sometimes refer to the law, but this does not necessarily mean you will need a lawyer. It is up to each individual to determine if they should get professional advice from a lawyer.