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Guidance on the practical application of the CPS Counsel Fee Schemes

Update bulletins on the CPS Counsel Fee Schemes

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Fees Bulletin 3 of 2016 - Amendments to Fee Bulletin 2 of 2015

Description

This bulletin amends and clarifies Fees Bulletin number 2 of 2015 in relation to Practice Direction on Better Case Management (BCM).

Format

Available to download from this site as a PDF document.

Fees Bulletin 3 of 2016 (PDF document, approx. 311kb)

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Fees Bulletin 2 of 2016 - Page Count and Cracked Trial

Description

This fees bulletin clarifies a number of points raised recently in relation to page counts and the formal definition of a case being adjourned for trial.

Format

Available to download from this site as a PDF document.

Fees Bulletin 2 of 2016 (PDF document, approx. 311kb)

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Fees Bulletin 1 of 2016 - Unduly Lenient Sentences

Description

This fees bulletin details the position in relation to the remuneration of advocates, should a QC or level 4 advocate be instructed to conduct Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) preparation and advocacy work.

Format

Available to download from this site as a PDF document.

Fees Bulletin 1 of 2016 (PDF document, approx. 290kb)

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Fees Bulletin 2 of 2015 - Better Case Management

Description

This bulletin deals with how to remunerate counsel for hearings held in accordance with the Better Case Management initiative, including remuneration for Plea and Trial Preparation hearings (PTPH) Further Case Management Hearings (FCMH) and Compliance Hearings. The bulletin also contains guidance on the payment of main hearings at these hearings.

Format

Available to download from this site as a PDF document.

Fees Bulletin 2 of 2015 (PDF document, approx. 125kb)

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Fees Bulletin 1 of 2015 - Very High Cost Cases Terms of Appointment

Description

The CPS Very High Cost Cases Terms of Appointment has been revised. The document defines the services which the CPS expects of internal and external advocates in the preparation of cases and invoicing of fees which fall to be paid in accordance with the Very High Cost Case (VHCC) fee scheme.

Format

Available to download from this site as a PDF document.

Fees Bulletin 1 of 2015 (PDF document, approx. 44kb)

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Fees Bulletin 1 of 2014 - Section 28

Description

This document is intended to assist with the payment of the more complex fee scenarios in Graduated Fee Scheme C.

Format

Available to download from this site as a PDF document.

Fees Bulletin 1 of 2014 (PDF document, approx. 83kb)

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Fees Bulletin 1 of 2013 - Assistance with the more complex fee scenarios

Description

This document is intended to assist with the payment of the more complex fee scenarios in Graduated Fee Scheme C.

Format

Available to download from this site as a PDF document.

Fees Bulletin 1 of 2013 (PDF document, approx. 83kb)

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Fees Bulletin 4 of 2012 - Clarification of GFC scheme C Mog paragraph 208 and 286

Description

This document is intended to clarify the Manual of Guidance (MoG) in relation to:

Paragraph 208 Committals for Sentence with Section 73 Serious & Organised Crime & Police Act 2005 agreements, and

Paragraph 286 in respect of road and bridge tolls

Format

Available to download from this site as a PDF document.

Fees Bulletin 4 of 2012 (PDF document, approx. 11kb)

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Fees Bulletin 3 of 2012 - Graduated Fee Scheme, Very High Cost Case Scheme and other fee schemes - Long Stop Date

Description

This guidance is provided in order to assist with the practical application of the Crown Prosecution Service Fee Schemes with reference to the Long Stop Date (1st August 2012).

Format

Available to download from this site as a PDF document.

Fees Bulletin 3 of 2012 (PDF document, approx. 85kb)

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Fees Bulletin 2 of 2012 - Clarification of GFS scheme C MoG paragraph 208 and 209

Description

Clarification of the Manual of Guidance (MoG) in relation to: Paragraph 94(a) Mixed Pleas, Multiple Main Hearings, concurrent & consecutive hearings and Paragraphs 208 and 209 in so far as payment is concerned

This document is intended to clarify two issues concerning the application of Graduated Fee Scheme C.

Format

Available to download from this site as a PDF document.

Fees Bulletin 2 of 2012 (PDF document, approx. 12kb)

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Fees Bulletin 1 of 2012 - GFS Scheme C Photographs served electronically

Description

Clarification of paragraph 74 of the Manual of Guidance (MoG) in so far as it relates to photographs

This document is intended to clarify how the advocate will be paid for photographs which are taken with a digital camera and which are served in evidence on disc.

Format

Available to download from this site as a PDF document.

Fees Bulletin 1 of 2012 (PDF document, approx. 14kb)