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The Legal Aid for Crown Court Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Application and transitional arrangements

  5. 4.General

  6. 5.Interim payment of disbursements

  7. 6.Interim disbursements and final determination of costs

  8. 7.Claims for costs by solicitors

  9. 8.Determination of solicitors' fees

  10. 9.Determination of solicitors' disbursements

  11. 10.Claims for fees by advocates

  12. 11.Determination of advocates' fees

  13. 12.Payment of costs

  14. 13.Redetermination of costs by Commission

  15. 14.Appeals to the taxing master

  16. 15.Appeals to the High Court

  17. 16.Very High Cost Cases – Certification

  18. 17.Very High Cost Cases – Determination of representatives' fees

  19. 18.Restriction on payment

  20. 19.Time limits

  21. 20.Review

  22. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      STANDARD FEES

      1. PART 1 definition and scope

        1. 1.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), this Schedule applies to every...

        2. 2.Paragraphs 19, 20(2), 21(2) and (3), 29(1) and 30(1) of...

        3. 3.(1) A case on indictment is a guilty plea if...

        4. 4.A reference in this Schedule to the Table of Offences...

        5. 5.(1) For the purposes of this Schedule –

      2. PART 2 standard fees for trials

        1. 6.(1) The amount of the standard fee for a representative...

        2. 7.For the purposes of paragraph 6 the Basic Trial Fee...

        3. TABLES OF BASIC TRIAL FEES AND REFRESHER FEES

      3. PART 3 standard fees for guilty pleas

        1. 8.(1) The amount of the standard fee for a representative...

        2. 9.For the purposes of paragraph 8 the fee appropriate to...

        3. TABLES OF GUILTY PLEA FEES

      4. PART 4 fixed and time-based fees

        1. 10.(1) The fixed fee set out in the Table following...

        2. 11.The fixed fee set out in the Table following paragraph...

        3. 12.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), the fixed fee...

        4. 13.(1) This paragraph applies to – (a) the hearing of...

        5. 14.(1) This paragraph applies to a hearing to which the...

        6. 15.(1) This paragraph applies to – (a) a sentencing hearing...

        7. 16.(1) Subject to paragraph 22, the time-based fee set out...

        8. 17.The fixed fee set out in the Table following paragraph...

        9. 18.(1) The hourly fee set out in the Table following...

        10. 19.(1) The costs payable to a representative instructed in any...

      5. TABLES OF FIXED AND TIME-BASED FEES

      6. PART 5 miscellaneous

        1. 20.(1) Where an assisted person was charged with more than...

        2. 21.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2), (4) and (5), the fee...

        3. 22.(1) This paragraph applies to any hearing in respect of...

        4. 23.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (5), this paragraph applies if a...

        5. 24.Where following a case on indictment a Newton hearing took...

        6. 25.Where a fee is payable under Part 4 in respect...

        7. 26.Any case in which – (a) the prosecution offered no...

        8. 27.Where a solicitor was dismissed by the assisted person, or...

        9. 28.(1) Where an advocate instructed in a case passed the...

        10. 29.(1) Where a solicitor attended court, the Commission shall allow...

        11. 30.(1) Where an advocate was instructed to appear in a...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      VERY HIGH COST CASES

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      TABLE OF OFFENCES

  23. Explanatory Note

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