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Changes to litigator fees

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A number of changes are to be made to the litigator fees from 3rd August 2009. The changes will only apply to cases which have a representation order dated post 3rd August 2009. The changes are detailed in the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment

A number of changes are to be made to the litigator fees from 3rd August 2009. The changes will only apply to cases which have a representation order dated post 3rd August 2009. The changes are detailed in the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment) Order 2009.

The review only concerns the level of the fixed fees under the litigator fee scheme. A full review of the graduated element of the scheme began in February 2009, but it was agreed that the data should be revisited in March 2010 when there is a larger sample of longer cases.

New fixed fees

 

A new fixed fee of £170.21 has been introduced for the following hearings:

Revised fixed fees

 

Increases have been made to the following fixed fees:

 

Pages of Prosecution Evidence

 

PPE is to be capped at 10,000. A claim for special preparation can be made for cases where PPE is over this figure. Claims for special preparation need to be sent to the Litigator Fee Team who will consider whether it is reasonable to make a payment in excess of the fixed fee.

 

Further amendments relating to the transfer of files, VHCC cases and provisional representation orders are also covered in The Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment) Order 2009.

 

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