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The Civil Legal Services (Remuneration) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

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PART 3Other Proceedings

Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989(1) and Terrorism Act 2000(2)

Table 1:

Solicitor – Composite Fees

Work TypeComposite Fee
All Proceedings£352

Proceedings before the Mental Health Review Tribunal

Table 2:

Solicitor – Composite Fees

Work TypeComposite Fee
Preparation and Negotiation£330
Representation at Tribunal£370 (per half day, or part thereof)
Adjourned Hearing£76.25

Hearings held under Article 10 or 11 of the Life Sentences (Northern Ireland) Order 2001(3)

Table 3:

Solicitor – Hourly Rate

Work TypeSolicitor
(1)

If additional hours are authorised by the Department, they are payable at the same rate.

Hourly fees for all work£100 per hour up to a maximum fee of £800(1)

Table 4:

Counsel – Composite Fees

Work TypeJunior CounselSenior Counsel
Composite fee£2,666£4,000

Other hearings before the Parole Commissioners

Table 5:

Solicitor – Hourly Rate

Work TypeSolicitor
(1)

If additional hours are authorised by the Department, they are payable at the same rate.

Hourly fees for all work£100 per hour up to a maximum fee of £800(1)

Table 6:

Counsel – Composite Fees

Work TypeJunior CounselSenior Counsel
Composite Fee£3,000£4,500

Oral hearing before the Parole Commissioners under the Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2008(4)

Table 7:

Solicitor – Composite Fee

Work Type – Stage 2Composite Fee
All case types£250

Proceedings under sections 295, 297, 298, 301 or 302 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Table 8:

Solicitor – Composite Fees

Work TypeComposite Fee
(1)

The Composite Fee will remunerate a solicitor for all work associated with the particular case, excluding disbursements and VAT. The fee is taken to include up to the first 7 letters and telephone calls under 5 minutes. Any further letters or telephone calls can be claimed in addition to the composite fee provided they are itemised.

Composite Fee£352(1)
Second Hearing£192
Adjournment£30
Nominal Adjournment Fee – no court attendance£15.50
Withdrawn£30
Letters and telephone calls£3.65 per item / call
Non-routine telephone calls£58 per hour

Table 9:

Counsel – Composite Fees

Work TypeComposite Fee
On the trial of a cause or matter, or the hearing of an application
– Where the hearing lasts for up to half a day

Standard £140

Maximum £268

– Full Day

Standard £317.75

Maximum £508.50

Part Hearing (standard)£76.25
Part Hearing (maximum)£127
Refresher£140 for each additional day
Consultation£35.50 per hour
Complex items of work (opinions, affidavit)£82.75 per item
All other written work£50.25 per item

Proceedings regarding an order under sections 89, 90, 97, 100, 104, 108, 109, 114, 118, 123, 125 or 126 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003(5) and Proceedings under Articles 3 and 4 of the Anti-social Behaviour (Northern Ireland) Order 2004(6)

Table 10:

Interim Fees

Proceedings TypeSolicitorJunior Counsel
All proceedings£180£180

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