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The Criminal Defence Services (Remuneration) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Claims for remuneration by representatives

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9.—(1) Claims for remuneration by representatives shall be made and determined in accordance with the provisions of this Article and Article 10.

(2) Claims for disbursements by solicitors shall be made and determined in accordance with the provisions of this Article and Article 11.

(3) Subject to Article 15, no claim by a representative for remuneration in respect of work provided by way of criminal defence services shall be entertained unless it is submitted within three months of the conclusion of the proceedings to which the right to representation relates.

(4) Subject to paragraph (5), a claim for remuneration shall be submitted to the Taxing Master in such form and manner as the Master may direct and shall be accompanied by any receipts or other documents in support of any disbursement claimed.

(5) A claim shall –

(a)summarise, where appropriate, the items of work done by the representative or other fee-earner in respect of which fees are claimed;

(b)state the dates on which the items of work were done, the time taken where appropriate, the sums claimed and whether the work was done for more than one assisted person;

(c)specify, where appropriate, the representative or other fee-earner who undertook each of the items of work claimed;

(d)specify any disbursements claimed, the circumstances in which they were incurred and the amounts claimed in respect of them.

(6) Where there are any special circumstances which should be drawn to the attention of the Taxing Master, the representative shall specify them.

(7) The representative shall supply such further particulars, information and documents as the Taxing Master may require.

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