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Statutory Instruments

2010 No. 1181

Legal Services Commission, England And Wales

The Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2010

Made

5th April 2010

Laid before Parliament

6th April 2010

Coming into force in accordance with article 2

The Lord Chancellor makes this Order in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 14(3) and 25(8A) of the Access to Justice Act 1999(1).

He has consulted the General Council of the Bar and the Law Society in accordance with section 25(2) of that Act and has had regard to the matters specified in section 25(3) of that Act.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment No. 2) Order 2010.

2.  This Order comes into force on 27th April 2010, except for article 5 which comes into force on 14th July 2010.

3.  In this Order—

(a)“representation order” means a document granting a right to representation;

(b)“the 2007 Order” means the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) Order 2007(2).

Amendments to the 2007 Order

4.  The 2007 Order is amended in accordance with articles 5 to 8 of this Order.

5.  (1)  This article applies to proceedings in which a representation order is granted on or after 14th July 2010.

(2) In article 2, for the definition of “Very High Cost Case” substitute—

“Very High Cost Case” means a case in which a representation order has been granted and which the Commission classifies as a Very High Cost Case on the grounds that—

(a)

in relation to fees claimed by litigators—

(i)

if the case were to proceed to trial, the trial would in the opinion of the Commission be likely to last for more than 40 days, and the Commission considers that there are no exceptional circumstances which make it unsuitable to be dealt with under its contractual arrangements for Very High Cost Cases; or

(ii)

if the case were to proceed to trial, the trial would in the opinion of the Commission be likely to last no fewer than 25 and no more than 40 days and the Commission considers that there are circumstances which make it suitable to be dealt with under its contractual arrangements for Very High Cases;

(b)

in relation to fees claimed by advocates, if the case were to proceed to trial, the trial would in the opinion of the Commission be likely to last for more than 60 days, and the Commission considers that there are no exceptional circumstances which make it unsuitable to be dealt with under its contractual arrangements for Very High Cost Cases.

(3) In —

(a)paragraphs 20(7A) and 24A(1), (2)(a) and (3) of Schedule 1, after each reference to “Very High Cost Case” insert “(in relation to fees claimed by advocates)”;

(b)paragraphs 2(6) and 2(7) of Schedule 2, after each reference to “Very High Cost Case” insert “(in relation to fees claimed by litigators)”;

(c)paragraph 25(1) of Schedule 2, after the first reference to “Very High Cost Case” insert “(in relation to fees claimed by advocates)”.

6.  (1)  This article applies to proceedings in which a representation order is granted on or after 27th April 2010 but before 1st April 2011.

(2) In Schedule 1 to the 2007 Order—

(a)for the Table of Fees and Uplifts following paragraph 5, and the heading to that table, substitute the table and heading in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to this Order;

(b)for Tables A and B following paragraph 7, and the headings to those tables, substitute the tables and headings in Part 2 of Schedule 1 to this Order;

(c)for the table following paragraph 11(2)(c), substitute the table in Part 3 of Schedule 1 to this Order;

(d)for the table following paragraph 19, and the heading to that table, substitute the table and heading in Part 4 of Schedule 1 to this Order;

(e)for the table following paragraph 25, and the heading to that table, substitute the table and heading in Part 5 of Schedule 1 to this Order.

7.  (1)  This article applies where a representation order is granted on or after 1st April 2011 but before 1st April 2012.

(2) In Schedule 1 to the 2007 Order—

(a)for the Table of Fees and Uplifts following paragraph 5, and the heading to that table, substitute the table and heading in Part 1 of Schedule 2 to this Order;

(b)for Tables A and B following paragraph 7, and the headings to those tables, substitute the tables and headings in Part 2 of Schedule 2 to this Order;

(c)for the table following paragraph 11(2)(c), substitute the table in Part 3 of Schedule 2 to this Order;

(d)for the table following paragraph 19, and the heading to that table, substitute the table and heading in Part 4 of Schedule 2 to this Order;

(e)for the table following paragraph 25, and the heading to that table, substitute the table and heading in Part 5 of Schedule 2 to this Order.

8.  (1)  This article applies where a representation order is granted on or after 1st April 2012.

(2) In Schedule 1 to the 2007 Order—

(a)for the Table of Fees and Uplifts following paragraph 5, and the heading to that table, substitute the table and heading in Part 1 of Schedule 3 to this Order;

(b)for Tables A and B following paragraph 7, and the headings to those tables, substitute the tables and headings in Part 2 of Schedule 3 to this Order;

(c)for the table following paragraph 11(2)(c), substitute the table in Part 3 of Schedule 3 to this Order;

(d)for the table following paragraph 19, and the heading to that table, substitute the table and heading in Part 4 of Schedule 3 to this Order;

(e)for the table following paragraph 25, and the heading to that table, substitute the table and heading in Part 5 of Schedule 3 to this Order.

Signed by authority of the Lord Chancellor

Bach

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Justice

5th April 2010

Article 6

SCHEDULE 1

PART 1

Table of Fees and Uplifts

Class of Offence

Basic Fee (B)

(£)

Daily attendance fee (D)

(£)

Evidence Uplift (E)

(£)

Witness Uplift (W)

(£)

QC
A4,2341,2621.807.21
B2,7929461.807.21
C2,1739011.807.21
D2,5229011.807.21
E1,6716761.807.21
F1,6716761.807.21
G2,1019011.807.21
H2,1019011.807.21
I2,3439011.807.21
J3,1531,0811.807.21
K3,1531,0811.807.21
Leading Junior
A3,1759461.365.41
B2,0947101.365.41
C1,6296761.365.41
D1,8926761.365.41
E1,2545071.365.41
F1,2545071.365.41
G1,5766761.365.41
H1,5766761.365.41
I1,7576761.365.41
J2,3658111.365.41
K2,3658111.365.41
Led Junior
A2,1776300.903.60
B1,3964730.903.60
C9914510.903.60
D1,2424510.903.60
E7663380.903.60
F7663380.903.60
G1,0514510.903.60
H9014510.903.60
I1,0814510.903.60
J1,8025410.903.60
K1,5775410.903.60
Junior alone
A2,4327431.085.41
B1,4415181.085.41
C9914511.085.41
D1,2424511.085.41
E7213601.085.41
F7663601.085.41
G1,3514511.085.41
H9014511.085.41
I1,0814511.085.41
J1,8025851.085.41
K1,8025851.085.41

PART 2

Table A—Fees and uplifts in guilty pleas and trials which crack in the first third

Class of OffenceBasic FeeEvidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 1 to 1,000)Evidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (1,001 to 10,000)
QC
A2,2522.421.12
B1,4411.990.99
C1,3511.410.71
D1,4413.151.58
E1,1941.010.51
F1,1941.330.67
G1,3511.760.88
H1,3511.820.91
I1,3511.780.88
J1,8923.151.58
K1,8921.760.88
Leading Junior
A1,6891.810.84
B1,0811.490.74
C1,0131.060.53
D1,0812.371.18
E8950.760.38
F8950.990.51
G1,0131.320.66
H1,0131.370.68
I1,0131.340.66
J1,4192.371.18
K1,4191.320.66
Led Junior
A1,1261.210.56
B7210.990.50
C6760.710.35
D7211.580.79
E5970.510.26
F5970.670.33
G6760.880.44
H6760.920.46
I6760.890.44
J9461.580.79
K9460.880.44
Junior Alone
A1,2531.030.52
B7660.900.45
C4960.660.33
D7661.310.65
E4510.390.19
F4510.600.30
G7211.130.56
H5410.600.31
I6300.470.24
J1,0811.310.65
K1,0811.130.56

Table B—Fees and uplifts in trials which crack in the second or final third

Class of OffenceBasic FeeEvidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 1 to 250)Evidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 251 to 1,000)

A case that cracks in the second third

Evidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 1,001 to 10,000)

A case that cracks in the final third

Evidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 1,001 to 10,000)

QC
A3,4244.491.121.484.49
B2,1623.970.991.323.97
C1,8862.820.710.932.82
D2,1626.291.582.086.29
E1,5282.020.510.672.02
F1,5282.650.670.882.65
G1,9103.510.881.173.51
H1,9103.630.911.193.63
I1,9823.550.881.173.55
J2,8836.291.582.086.29
K2,8833.510.881.173.51
Leading Junior
A2,5683.370.841.113.37
B1,6222.980.740.992.98
C1,4152.110.530.702.11
D1,6224.721.181.574.72
E1,1461.510.380.511.51
F1,1461.990.510.661.99
G1,4332.640.660.882.64
H1,4332.720.680.902.72
I1,4862.660.660.882.66
J2,1624.721.181.574.72
K2,1622.640.660.882.64
Led Junior
A1,7122.240.560.742.24
B1,0811.990.500.661.99
C9431.410.350.471.41
D1,0813.150.791.043.15
E7641.010.260.331.01
F7641.330.330.441.33
G9551.760.440.581.76
H9551.810.460.601.81
I9911.780.440.591.78
J1,4423.150.791.043.15
K1,4421.760.440.581.76
Junior alone
A1,8924.422.050.682.05
B1,1263.851.800.591.80
C7212.861.330.441.33
D1,0035.612.610.862.61
E6301.670.780.260.78
F6302.581.190.401.19
G1,0814.852.260.742.26
H7662.591.200.401.20
I9012.020.940.310.94
J1,6225.612.610.862.61
K1,5324.852.260.742.26

PART 3

Fees for confiscation hearings (£)
Fee for QCFee for leading juniorFee for junior aloneFee for led junior
1 – Daily and half-daily rates
Half-daily rate300225150150
Daily rate575400275275
2 – Pages of evidence
51-250750625500375
251-5001,125938750562
501-7501,5001,2501,000750
751-10002,2501,8751,5001,125
3 - Preparation
Hourly rates85654545

PART 4

Fixed Fees

Category of workParagraph providing for feeFee for QC(£)Fee for leading junior (£)Fee for led junior or junior alone (£)
Standard appearance9(2)191 per day143 per day96 per day
Paper plea and case management hearing9(3)29 per case29 per case29 per case
Abuse of process hearing10(1)(a)

287 Half day

549 Full day

215 Half day

382 Full day

143 Half day

263 Full day

Hearings relating to disclosure10(1)(b) and (c)

287 Half day

549 Full day

215 Half day

382 Full day

143 Half day

263 Full day

Hearings relating to the admissibility of evidence10(1)(d)

287 Half day

549 Full day

215 Half day

382 Full day

143 Half day

263 Full day

Hearings on withdrawal of guilty plea10(1)(e)

287 Half day

549 Full day

215 Half day

382 Full day

143 Half day

263 Full day

Deferred sentencing hearing12(1)(a)358 per day263 per day191 per day
Sentencing hearing12(1)(b)287 per day191 per day119 per day
Ineffective trial payment13310 per day215 per day143 per day
Special preparation1481 per hour62 per hour43 per hour
Wasted preparation1581 per hour62 per hour43 per hour
Conferences and views1681 per hour62 per hour43 per hour
Appeals to the Crown Court against conviction17(1)287 per day215 per day143 per day
Appeals to the Crown Court against sentence17(1)239 per day167 per day119 per day
Proceedings relating to breach of an order of the Crown Court17(1)239 per day167 per day119 per day
Committal for sentence17(1)287 per day215 per day143 per day
Adjourned appeals, committals for sentence and breach hearings17(2)191 per day143 per day96 per day
Bail applications, mentions and other applications in appeals, committals for sentence and breach hearings17(3)191 per day143 per day96 per day
Second and subsequent days of an application to dismiss18(6)

287 Half day

549 Full day

215 Half day

382 Full day

143 Half day

263 Full day

Noting brief19--119 per day

PART 5

Daily rates payable where a trial lasts over 40 days

Class of OffenceDaily rate payable for days 41-50 (£)Daily rate payable for days 51 and over (£)
QC
A606649
B427457
C427457
D427457
E427457
F427457
G427457
H427457
I427457
J427457
K427457
Leading Junior
A520557
B366393
C366393
D366393
E366393
F366393
G366393
H366393
I366393
J366393
K366393
Led Junior
A347371
B244262
C244262
D244262
E244262
F244262
G244262
H244262
I244262
J244262
K244262
Junior Acting Alone
A415446
B273292
C273292
D293314
E248266
F248266
G293314
H273292
I273292
J293314
K293314

Article 7

SCHEDULE 2

PART 1

Table of Fees and Uplifts

Class of Offence

Basic Fee (B)

(£)

Daily attendance fee (D)

(£)

Evidence Uplift (E)

(£)

Witness (W) Uplift

(£)

QC
A4,0351,2021.726.87
B2,6619021.726.87
C2,0708581.726.87
D2,4038581.726.87
E1,5936441.726.87
F1,5936441.726.87
G2,0028581.726.87
H2,0028581.726.87
I2,2328581.726.87
J3,0051,0301.726.87
K3,0051,0301.726.87
Leading Junior
A3,0269021.295.15
B1,9966761.295.15
C1,5526441.295.15
D1,8036441.295.15
E1,1954831.295.15
F1,1954831.295.15
G1,5026441.295.15
H1,5026441.295.15
I1,6746441.295.15
J2,2537731.295.15
K2,2537731.295.15
Led Junior
A2,0176010.863.43
B1,3304500.863.43
C9454300.863.43
D1,1834300.863.43
E7303220.863.43
F7303220.863.43
G1,0014300.863.43
H8584300.863.43
I1,0304300.863.43
J1,7175150.863.43
K1,5025150.863.43
Junior alone
A2,3187081.035.15
B1,3734931.035.15
C9454301.035.15
D1,1834301.035.15
E6873431.035.15
F7303431.035.15
G1,2884301.035.15
H8584301.035.15
I1,0304301.035.15
J1,7175581.035.15
K1,7175581.035.15

PART 2

Table A—Fees and uplifts in guilty pleas and trials which crack in the first third

Class of OffenceBasic FeeEvidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 1 to 1,000)Evidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (1,001 to 10,000)
QC
A2,1462.301.06
B1,3731.890.95
C1,2881.350.67
D1,3733.001.50
E1,1380.960.48
F1,1381.260.64
G1,2881.670.84
H1,2881.740.86
I1,2881.690.84
J1,8033.001.50
K1,8031.670.84
Leading Junior
A1,6091.730.80
B1,0301.420.71
C9661.010.51
D1,0302.261.13
E8530.730.36
F8530.950.48
G9661.260.63
H9661.300.65
I9661.270.63
J1,3522.261.13
K1,3521.260.63
Led Junior
A1,0731.160.54
B6870.950.47
C6440.670.34
D6871.500.76
E5690.480.25
F5690.640.32
G6440.840.42
H6440.870.44
I6440.850.42
J9011.500.76
K9010.840.42
Junior Alone
A1,1940.980.49
B7300.860.43
C4720.630.32
D7301.250.62
E4300.370.18
F4300.570.28
G6871.070.54
H5150.570.29
I6010.450.23
J1,0301.250.62
K1,0301.070.54

Table B—Fees and uplifts in trials which crack in the second or final third

Class of OffenceBasic FeeEvidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 1 to 250)Evidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 251 to 1,000)

A case that cracks in the second third

Evidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 1,001 to 10,000)

A case that cracks in the final third

Evidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 1,001 to 10,000)

QC
A3,2624.281.061.414.28
B2,0603.790.951.263.79
C1,7972.680.670.882.68
D2,0606.001.501.986.00
E1,4561.920.480.641.92
F1,4562.520.640.842.52
G1,8203.350.841.113.35
H1,8203.460.861.143.46
I1,8883.390.841.123.39
J2,7476.001.501.986.00
K2,7473.350.841.113.35
Leading Junior
A2,4473.210.801.063.21
B1,5452.840.710.952.84
C1,3482.010.510.662.01
D1,5454.501.131.494.50
E1,0921.440.360.481.44
F1,0921.890.480.631.89
G1,3652.510.630.842.51
H1,3652.590.650.862.59
I1,4162.540.630.842.54
J2,0604.501.131.494.50
K2,0602.510.630.842.51
Led Junior
A1,6312.140.540.712.14
B1,0301.890.470.631.89
C8991.350.340.451.35
D1,0303.000.760.993.00
E7280.960.250.320.96
F7281.260.320.421.26
G9101.670.420.561.67
H9101.730.440.571.73
I9441.690.420.561.69
J1,3743.000.760.993.00
K1,3741.670.420.561.67
Junior alone
A1,8034.211.960.651.96
B1,0733.671.710.561.71
C6872.721.260.421.26
D9565.342.480.822.48
E6011.590.750.250.75
F6012.461.140.381.14
G1,0304.622.160.712.16
H7302.471.150.381.15
I8581.920.890.290.89
J1,5455.342.480.822.48
K1,4604.622.160.712.16

PART 3

Fees for confiscation hearings
Fee for QCFee for leading juniorFee for junior aloneFee for led junior
1 – Daily and half-daily rates
Half-daily rate287215143143
Daily rate549382263263
2 – Pages of evidence
51-250716597478358
251-5001,074896716537
501-7501,4331,194955716
751-10002,1491,7911,4331,074
3 - Preparation
Hourly rates81624343

PART 4

Fixed Fees

Category of workParagraph providing for feeFee for QC(£)Fee for leading junior (£)Fee for led junior or junior alone (£)
Standard appearance9(2)182 per day137 per day91 per day
Paper plea and case management hearing9(3)27 per case27 per case27 per case
Abuse of process hearing10(1)(a)

273 Half day

523 Full day

205 Half day

364 Full day

137 Half day

250 Full day

Hearings relating to disclosure10(1)(b) and (c)

273 Half day

523 Full day

205 Half day

364 Full day

137 Half day

250 Full day

Hearings relating to the admissibility of evidence10(1)(d)

273 Half day

523 Full day

205 Half day

364 Full day

137 Half day

250 Full day

Hearings on withdrawal of guilty plea10(1)(e)

273 Half day

523 Full day

205 Half day

364 Full day

137 Half day

250 Full day

Deferred sentencing hearing12(1)(a)341 per day250 per day182 per day
Sentencing hearing12(1)(b)273 per day182 per day114 per day
Ineffective trial payment13296 per day205 per day137 per day
Special preparation1477 per hour59 per hour41 per hour
Wasted preparation1577 per hour59 per hour41 per hour
Conferences and views1677 per hour59 per hour41 per hour
Appeals to the Crown Court against conviction17(1)273 per day205 per day137 per day
Appeals to the Crown Court against sentence17(1)228 per day159 per day114 per day
Proceedings relating to breach of an order of the Crown Court17(1)228 per day159 per day114 per day
Committal for sentence17(1)273 per day205 per day137 per day
Adjourned appeals, committals for sentence and breach hearings17(2)182 per day137 per day91 per day
Bail applications, mentions and other applications in appeals, committals for sentence and breach hearings17(3)182 per day137 per day91 per day
Second and subsequent days of an application to dismiss18(6)

273 Half day

523 Full day

205 Half day

364 Full day

137 Half day

250 Full day

Noting brief19--114 per day

PART 5

Daily rates payable where a trial lasts over 40 days

Class of OffenceDaily rate payable for days 41-50 (£)Daily rate payable for days 51 and over (£)
QC
A578619
B407436
C407436
D407436
E407436
F407436
G407436
H407436
I407436
J407436
K407436
Leading Junior
A495531
B349374
C349374
D349374
E349374
F349374
G349374
H349374
I349374
J349374
K349374
Led Junior
A330354
B233249
C233249
D233249
E233249
F233249
G233249
H233249
I233249
J233249
K233249
Junior Acting Alone
A396425
B260278
C260278
D279299
E237254
F237254
G279299
H260278
I260278
J279299
K279299

Article 8

SCHEDULE 3

PART 1

Table of Fees and Uplifts

Class of Offence

Basic Fee (B)

(£)

Daily attendance fee (D)

(£)

Evidence Uplift (E)

(£)

Witness (W) Uplift

(£)

QC
A3,8351,1431.636.53
B2,5298571.636.53
C1,9688161.636.53
D2,2848161.636.53
E1,5146121.636.53
F1,5146121.636.53
G1,9038161.636.53
H1,9038161.636.53
I2,1228161.636.53
J2,8569791.636.53
K2,8569791.636.53
Leading Junior
A2,8768571.234.90
B1,8976431.234.90
C1,4766121.234.90
D1,7146121.234.90
E1,1364591.234.90
F1,1364591.234.90
G1,4276121.234.90
H1,4276121.234.90
I1,5926121.234.90
J2,1427341.234.90
K2,1427341.234.90
Led Junior
A1,9185710.813.26
B1,2654280.813.26
C8984080.813.26
D1,1254080.813.26
E6943060.813.26
F6943060.813.26
G9524080.813.26
H8164080.813.26
I9794080.813.26
J1,6324900.813.26
K1,4284900.813.26
Junior alone
A2,2036730.984.90
B1,3054690.984.90
C8984080.984.90
D1,1254080.984.90
E6533260.984.90
F6943260.984.90
G1,2244080.984.90
H8164080.984.90
I9794080.984.90
J1,6325300.984.90
K1,6325300.984.90

PART 2

Table A—Fees and uplifts in guilty pleas and trials which crack in the first third

Class of OffenceBasic FeeEvidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 1 to 1,000)Evidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (1,001 to 10,000)
QC
A2,0402.191.01
B1,3051.800.90
C1,2241.280.64
D1,3052.851.43
E1,0810.920.46
F1,0811.200.61
G1,2241.590.80
H1,2241.650.82
I1,2241.610.80
J1,7142.851.43
K1,7141.590.80
Leading Junior
A1,5301.640.76
B9791.350.67
C9180.960.48
D9792.151.07
E8110.690.35
F8110.900.46
G9181.190.60
H9181.240.61
I9181.210.60
J1,2852.151.07
K1,2851.190.60
Led Junior
A1,0201.100.51
B6530.900.45
C6120.640.32
D6531.430.72
E5410.460.23
F5410.610.30
G6120.800.40
H6120.830.42
I6120.800.40
J8571.430.72
K8570.800.40
Junior Alone
A1,1350.930.47
B6940.810.41
C4490.600.30
D6941.190.59
E4080.350.17
F4080.540.27
G6531.020.51
H4900.540.28
I5710.420.22
J9791.190.59
K9791.020.51

Table B—Fees and uplifts in trials which crack in the second or final third

Class of OffenceBasic FeeEvidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 1 to 250)Evidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 251 to 1,000)

A case that cracks in the second third

Evidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 1,001 to 10,000)

A case that cracks in the final third

Evidence uplift per page of prosecution evidence (pages 1,001 to 10,000)

QC
A3,1014.071.011.344.07
B1,9583.600.901.193.60
C1,7082.550.640.842.55
D1,9585.701.431.895.70
E1,3841.830.460.611.83
F1,3842.400.610.802.40
G1,7303.180.801.063.18
H1,7303.290.821.083.29
I1,7953.220.801.063.22
J2,6115.701.431.895.70
K2,6113.180.801.063.18
Leading Junior
A2,3263.050.761.003.05
B1,4692.700.670.902.70
C1,2811.910.480.631.91
D1,4694.271.071.424.27
E1,0381.370.350.461.37
F1,0381.800.460.601.80
G1,2982.390.600.802.39
H1,2982.470.610.812.47
I1,3462.410.600.802.41
J1,9594.271.071.424.27
K1,9592.390.600.802.39
Led Junior
A1,5512.030.510.672.03
B9791.800.450.601.80
C8541.280.320.421.28
D9792.850.720.942.85
E6920.920.230.300.92
F6921.200.300.401.20
G8651.590.400.531.59
H8651.640.420.541.64
I8971.610.400.541.61
J1,3062.850.720.942.85
K1,3061.590.400.531.59
Junior alone
A1,7144.001.860.611.86
B1,0203.491.630.541.63
C6532.591.200.401.20
D9085.082.360.782.36
E5711.510.710.230.71
F5712.341.080.361.08
G9794.392.050.672.05
H6942.341.090.361.09
I8161.830.850.280.85
J1,4695.082.360.782.36
K1,3874.392.050.672.05

PART 3

Fees for confiscation hearings
Fee for QCFee for leading juniorFee for junior aloneFee for led junior
1 – Daily and half-daily rates
Half-daily rate273205137137
Daily rate523364250250
2 – Pages of evidence
51-250683569455341
251-5001,024854683511
501-7501,3651,138910683
751-10002,0481,7061,3651,024
3 - Preparation
Hourly rates77594141

PART 4

Fixed Fees

Category of workParagraph providing for feeFee for QC(£)Fee for leading junior (£)Fee for led junior or junior alone (£)
Standard appearance9(2)173 per day130 per day87 per day
Paper plea and case management hearing9(3)26 per case26 per case26 per case
Abuse of process hearing10(1)(a)

260 Half day

497 Full day

195 Half day

346 Full day

130 Half day

238 Full day

Hearings relating to disclosure10(1)(b) and (c)

260 Half day

497 Full day

195 Half day

346 Full day

130 Half day

238 Full day

Hearings relating to the admissibility of evidence10(1)(d)

260 Half day

497 Full day

195 Half day

346 Full day

130 Half day

238 Full day

Hearings on withdrawal of guilty plea10(1)(e)

260 Half day

497 Full day

195 Half day

346 Full day

130 Half day

238 Full day

Deferred sentencing hearing12(1)(a)324 per day238 per day173 per day
Sentencing hearing12(1)(b)260 per day173 per day108 per day
Ineffective trial payment13281 per day195 per day130 per day
Special preparation1474 per hour56 per hour39 per hour
Wasted preparation1574 per hour56 per hour39 per hour
Conferences and views1674 per hour56 per hour39 per hour
Appeals to the Crown Court against conviction17(1)260 per day195 per day130 per day
Appeals to the Crown Court against sentence17(1)216 per day151 per day108 per day
Proceedings relating to breach of an order of the Crown Court17(1)216 per day151 per day108 per day
Committal for sentence17(1)260 per day195 per day130 per day
Adjourned appeals, committals for sentence and breach hearings17(2)173 per day130 per day87 per day
Bail applications, mentions and other applications in appeals, committals for sentence and breach hearings17(3)173 per day130 per day87 per day
Second and subsequent days of an application to dismiss18(6)

260 Half day

497 Full day

195 Half day

346 Full day

130 Half day

238 Full day

Noting brief19--108 per day

PART 5

Daily rates payable where a trial lasts over 40 days

Class of OffenceDaily rate payable for days 41-50 (£)Daily rate payable for days 51 and over (£)
QC
A549588
B387414
C387414
D387414
E387414
F387414
G387414
H387414
I387414
J387414
K387414
Leading Junior
A471504
B331356
C331356
D331356
E331356
F331356
G331356
H331356
I331356
J331356
K331356
Led Junior
A314336
B221237
C221237
D221237
E221237
F221237
G221237
H221237
I221237
J221237
K221237
Junior Acting Alone
A376404
B247265
C247265
D266285
E225241
F225241
G266285
H247265
I247265
J266285
K266285

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) Order 2007, which makes provision for the funding and remuneration of services provided under Part 1 of the Access to Justice Act 1999 as part of the Criminal Defence Service.

This Order amends the fees that are payable by the Legal Services Commission to advocates under the Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme and changes the definition of Very High Cost Cases in relation to advocates.

Article 5 amends the definition of Very High Cost Cases in relation to advocates.

Article 6 and Schedule 1 set out the fees payable to advocates in relation to proceedings in which representation orders are granted on or after 27th April 2010 but before 1st April 2011.

Article 7 and Schedule 2 set out the fees payable to advocates in relation to proceedings in which representation orders are granted on or after 1st April 2011 but before 1st April 2012.

Article 8 and Schedule 3 set out the fees payable to advocates in relation to proceedings in which representation orders are granted after 1st April 2012.

(1)

1999 c. 22: section 25(8A) was inserted by section 153(3) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (c. 25). The reference in section 14(3) to the Lord Chancellor was changed to the Secretary of State by S.I. 2003/1887 and changed back to the Lord Chancellor by S.I. 2005/3429.

(2)

S.I. 2007/1174. Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2007/3552, 2009/1843, 2009/2086.

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