Guidance on how to submit graduated fee bills for Litigators and Advocates, and the process of claiming for used material and electronic pages of prosecution evidence.
The LGFS training guide will provide guidance on Litigator fees payable and how to claim fees such as Fixed fees, Interim Disbursements, claiming more than one fee, Quashed/Stayed/Amended indictments, Trial type, Offence class, Value based offence, Hospital Orders, Fitness to Plea, Newton Hearings, Out of time claims, Transfer Fee Assessments and Warrant Fees.
The AGFS training guide will provide information on Advocate fee schemes 9,10,11 &12 and the criteria and representation orders required for claiming under those fee schemes. Information on Fixed Fees, Discontinuance fees, all hearing types, Newton hearings, Bench Warrants, Fitness to Plea, SAFs, Armed Robbery, POCA proceedings, Sentence hearings, Elected Case Not Proceed, Out of time, Supporting evidence.
The Hardship claims document will provide information on Litigator and Advocate claims under the Hardship criteria for all claims with representation orders dated 1st May 2020. The link will take you to other useful links to guidance and Hardship payment scenarios for the COVID 19 transmission period.
The CLAR (Criminal Legal Aid Reform) for Advocates document will provide guidance on claiming unused material under Advocate Fee Scheme 12 and for claims with representation orders dated 17/9/20. Guidance on paper heavy cases, unused material fixed fees, unused material over 3 hours, links to forms required to claim – AF1 SP form and AU1 Form. It will take you to all relevant links for information on Scheme 12 and provide you with detailed information on claiming unused material under that scheme and the CLAR reforms.
The CLAR (Criminal Legal Aid Reform) for Litigators document will provide guidance on claiming unused material for Litigators or claims with representation orders dated 17/9/20. Guidance on unused material fixed fees, unused material over 3 hours, links to form required to claim – LU1 form.
The LGFS/AGFS Appeals Written Reasons and Cost Judge appeals document will provide you with Advocate and Litigator information on what you should do if you wish to appeal a rejected claim, how to request written reasons and appeal to the Cost Judge.
The Advocate Travel and Disbursements guide will provide guidance for Advocates who wish to claim travel and disbursements and has links to the local bar allowance and prior approval guidance and when that should be sought.
The Litigator Travel and Disbursements guide will provide information on the assessment process for litigator travel and disbursements, information on claiming disbursements without prior authority, medical records, travel and prior approval, expenses and mileage, travel and hotel claims.
The Advocate and Litigator PPE and Electronic PPE guide will provide guidance on PPE claims for both Advocate and Litigator fee schemes, what is payable, Secure File Exchange, claiming electronic PPE on CCD, supporting information required, LAA reports, Electronic evidence claims, costs Judge Decisions, the assessment process and unusual circumstances.
The removable media guidance note will explain what the shared obligations are when personal data is shared by removable media, and how LAA providers and the LAA can work together to ensure that personal data is adequately protected.
The Criminal legal aid reforms: Advocate graduated fee scheme webinars are a set of 4 videos is about the criminal legal aid reforms affecting the Advocate Graduated Fee Scheme and covers four areas - ‘cracked trials’; ‘paper heavy cases’; the ‘unused material fixed fee’; and, ‘unused material claims’ for over three hours of work.