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The Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2005

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2005 and shall come into force on 10th December 2005.

Application

2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), these Regulations apply only in respect of proceedings concluded on or after 4th April 2005.

(2) These Regulations do not apply in respect of proceedings concluded on or after 4th April 2005 but before 10th December 2005 where such application would result in a lesser sum being payable in respect of any item in the Table of Fees than would have been payable if these Regulations did not apply.

Amendment of the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1989

3.  The Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1989(1) are amended in accordance with the following regulations.

4.  In paragraph 5 of Schedule 2(2), for “6” substitute “5A”.

5.  After paragraph 5 of Schedule 2, insert–

5A.  Where a hearing as specified in paragraph 2(b) or (c) of Chapter 1 or 2 of Part II of the Table of Fees is set down for half a day, or longer, then the fee allowable for that hearing shall be the same as that specified in paragraph 2(a) of Chapter 1 or 2 of Part II of the Table of Fees. For cases in which the provisions of paragraph 5 above apply, the maximum fee allowable shall be as prescribed in paragraph (f) of Chapter 3 of Part II of the Table of Fees..

6.  For paragraph 18 of Schedule 2 substitute–

18.  Where counsel claims a fee in respect of paragraph 2 of Chapter 1 or 2 of Part I, or paragraph 1 of Chapter 1 or 2 of Part III, of the Table of Fees–

(a)subject to sub paragraph (b) below, no fee shall be payable under paragraph 1, 3 or 4 of each Chapter of Part I, or paragraph 2 or 3 of each Chapter of Part III, of the Table of Fees; but

(b)a fee shall be payable for all post conviction hearings including hearings for which a prescribed fee is set out in paragraphs 4(j), (k), (l) and (m) of each Chapter of Part I, and paragraphs 3(j), (k), (l) and (m) of each Chapter of Part III, of the Table of Fees..

7.  For paragraph 19(b) and (c) of Schedule 2 substitute–

(b)the fee excludes travel costs which shall be a chargeable outlay;

(c)counsel shall, if required, produce records certifying the travel undertaken;.

8.  At the end of paragraph 19 of Schedule 2, insert–

(e)the fee is chargeable only once where counsel makes the outward and return journeys on the same day; and

(f)the fee is chargeable twice where, on cause shown and subject to the provisions of the other sub paragraphs of this paragraph, counsel is required to travel and make the return journey on different days..

9.  After paragraph 19 of Schedule 2, insert–

19A.  The payment for necessary accommodation and subsistence specified under paragraph 8 of Chapters 1 and 2 of Part I, and paragraph 7 of the Chapters of Part III, of the Table of Fees is chargeable only in circumstances where a supplementary fee for travel is chargeable and on cause shown. Counsel shall, if required, produce records certifying the accommodation and subsistence costs incurred..

10.  For paragraph 4(j) of Chapter 1 of Part I of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

(j)confiscation diet in which substantial evidence is led or where full settlement is agreed where the confiscation proceedings follow acceptance of a guilty plea to the charge or charges categorised as below or follow a trial as specified in this Chapter in–

(i)paragraph 3(a)

£750.00£650.00£450.00

(ii)paragraph 3(b)

£617.50£535.00£375.00

(iii)paragraph 3(c)

£455.00£395.00£275.00

(iv)paragraph 3(d)

£362.50£315.00£225.00.

11.  For paragraph 4(k) of Chapter 1 of Part I of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

(k)confiscation diet where no substantial evidence is led

£360.00£315.00£225.00.

12.  For paragraph 5 of Chapter 1 of Part I of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

5. Fee for consultations, accused and counsel meetings and locus visits

£177.00£154.00£108.00.

13.  In paragraph 7 of Chapter 1 of Part I of the Table of Fees, omit–

  • , with the exception of paragraph 5(b) and (c),.

14.  After paragraph 7 of Chapter 1 of Part I of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2, insert–

8. Accommodation and associated subsistence

Payment of necessary accommodation and associated subsistence per day£75.00£75.00£75.00.

15.  For paragraph 4(j) of Chapter 2 of Part I of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

(j)confiscation diet in which substantial evidence is led or where full settlement is agreed where the confiscation proceedings follow acceptance of a guilty plea to the charge or charges categorised as below or follow a trial as specified in this Chapter in–

(i)paragraph 3(a)

£900.00

(ii)paragraph 3(b)

£700.00

(iii)paragraph 3(c)

£515.00

(iv)paragraph 3(d)

£410.00.

16.  For paragraph 4(k) of Chapter 2 of Part I of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

(k)confiscation diet where no substantial evidence is led

£410.00.

17.  For paragraph 5 of Chapter 2 of Part I of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

5. Fee for consultations, accused and counsel meetings and locus visits

£200.00.

18.  In paragraph 7 of Chapter 2 of Part I of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2, omit–

  • , with the exception of paragraph 5(b) and (c),.

19.  After paragraph 7 of Chapter 2 of Part I of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2, insert–

8. Accommodation and associated subsistence

Payment of necessary accommodation and associated subsistence per day£75.00.

20.  For paragraph 2(c) of Chapter 1 of Part II of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

(c)hearing in appeal against sentence including fee for drafting note of appeal

£41.00£91.00.

21.  For paragraph 2(c) of Chapter 2 of Part II of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

(c)hearing in appeal against sentence including revisal of note of appeal

£132.00.

22.  For paragraph (g) of Chapter 3 of Part II of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

(g)hearing on stated case or bill of suspension related to conviction or conviction and sentence

£225.00£300.00£475.00.

23.  For paragraph (h) of Chapter 3 of Part II of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

(h)appeal against sentence including drafting note of appeal

£225.00£300.00£475.00.

24.  For paragraph 3(j) of Chapter 1 of Part III of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

(j)confiscation diet in which substantial evidence is led or where full settlement is agreed where the confiscation proceedings follow acceptance of a guilty plea to the charge or charges categorised as below or follow a trial as specified in this Chapter in–

(i)paragraph 2(a)

£647.50£575.00£360.00

(ii)paragraph 2(b)

£495.00£430.00£300.00

(iii)paragraph 2(c)

£345.00£300.00£210.00.

25.  For paragraph 3(k) of Chapter 1 of Part III of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

(k)confiscation diet where no substantial evidence is led

£288.00£252.00£180.00.

26.  For paragraph 4 of Chapter 1 of Part III of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

4. Fee for consultations, accused and counsel meetings and locus visits

£142.00£123.00£86.00.

27.  In paragraph 6 of Chapter 1 of Part III of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2, omit–

  • , with the exception of paragraph 4(b) and (c),.

28.  After paragraph 6 of Chapter 1 of Part III of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2, insert–

7. Accommodation and associated subsistence

Payment of necessary accommodation and associated subsistence per day£75.00£75.00£75.00.

29.  For paragraph 3(j) of Chapter 2 of Part III of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

(j)confiscation diet in which substantial evidence is led or where full settlement is agreed where the confiscation proceedings follow acceptance of a guilty plea to the charge or charges categorised as below or follow a trial as specified in this Chapter in–

(i)paragraph 2(a)

£720.00

(ii)paragraph 2(b)

£560.00

(iii)paragraph 2(c)

£328.00.

30.  For paragraph 3(k) of Chapter 2 of Part III of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

(k)confiscation diet where no substantial evidence is led

£328.00.

31.  For paragraph 4 of Chapter 2 of Part III of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 substitute–

4. Fee for consultations, accused and counsel meetings and locus visits

£160.00.

32.  In paragraph 6 of Chapter 2 of Part III of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2, omit–

  • , with the exception of paragraph 4(b) and (c),.

33.  After paragraph 6 of Chapter 2 of Part III of the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 insert–

7. Accommodation and associated subsistence

Payment of necessary accommodation and associated subsistence per day£75.00.

HUGH HENRY

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

17th November 2005

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