CHANGES TO CRIMINAL LEGAL AID IN SEPTEMBER 2020 FOR BOTH LITIGATORS AND ADVOCATES
You may or may not be aware of the changes to criminal legal aid which are coming into force for Representation Orders granted on or after the 17th September 2020 and for Representation Orders on or after the 19th October 2020.
These changes concern cases that are SENT to the Crown Court and affect both LITIGATORS and ADVOCATES.
They are contained within Statutory Instrument 2020 No.903.
In anticipation of the changes coming into force on the 17th September, Colin Beaumont (contributor: Criminal Costs: legal aid costs in the Criminal Courts) will present a 1-hour ZOOM session covering the changes on the day before i.e. the 16th September between the hours of 16.00 and 17.00.
It will be a live session conducted via ZOOM. There is absolutely no requirement for any attendee to have purchased ZOOM.
Anyone wishing to attend this training session should submit their email address to us using the contact form here. Places are limited so don’t leave it until the last minute. Do please include in your email your contact details including the details to assist us in the sending of an invoice.
Invoices will only be sent to persons attending the training session.
These will be sent the following day and the normal terms of business apply i.e. payment within 28 days – the cost for each person attending is £50+VAT.
In addition to the actual presentation, full notes will be provided exploring all aspects of the billing of criminal legal aid for Crown Court work (including easy to use tables setting out all of the former fees and the new fees claimable).
The session will be recorded and a copy available upon request.
Each person wishing to attend will receive (by email) the course materials and a link whereby they can access the training session.
The session will be fully interactive and questions may be posted using the CHAT function of Zoom.