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Cost Judge Decisions listing

Purpose: To provide barristers with recent relevant Costs Judge decisions, to assist with appeals in criminal legal aid fee cases.
Scope of application: Practising barristers who undertake criminal legal aid work.
Issued by: The Remuneration Committee
Status and effect: Please see the notice at end of this page. This is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.

The Bar Council’s Remuneration Committee has picked out decisions that other barristers can now reference to help in their application for fees for matters such as: additional charges and additional cases; banding/categorisation of offence; Court of Appeal fees; digital material; fees for confiscation hearings; fees for ineffective trials; fees for special preparation; fees for wasted preparation; pages of prosecution evidence; and other instances.

The Cost Judge Decisions are published on the Bar Council’s website and is regularly updated:

This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of professional conduct and ethics. It is not “guidance” for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor a disciplinary tribunal nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise – and cannot be relied on as giving – legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please see here.

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