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The Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Rule 4(a)

SCHEDULE 1

1.  Subject to paragraphs 2 and 3, the appropriate authority shall allow fees for work allowed by it under rule 6 at the following basic rates:

(a) Magistrates' court proceedings

Class of workRate
Preparation£44·75 per hour
Advocacy£56·50 per hour
Attendance at court where counsel assigned£30·50 per hour
Travelling and waiting£24·75 per hour
Routine letters written and routine telephone calls£3·45 per item

(b) Crown Court proceedings, High Court bail applications and appeals to the county court

Class of workGrade of fee-earnerRate
PreparationSenior solicitor£53·00 per hour
Solicitor or fee-earner of equivalent experience£45·00 per hour
An apprentice or a pupil to a solicitor or fee-earner of equivalent experience£29·75 per hour
AdvocacySenior Solicitor£64·50 per hour
Solicitor£56·00 per hour
Attendance at court where counsel assignedSenior solicitor£42·25 per hour
Solicitor or fee-earner of equivalent experience£34·00 per hour
An apprentice or a pupil to a solicitor or fee- earner of equivalent experience£20·50 per hour
Travelling and waitingSenior solicitor£24·75 per hour
Solicitor or fee-earner of equivalent experience£24·75 per hour
An apprentice or a pupil to a solicitor or fee- earner of equivalent experience£12·50 per hour
Routine letters written and routine telephone calls£3·45 per item

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