|Purpose:||To advise criminal barristers who are instructed on behalf of a person who will or may be involved in confiscation proceedings if convicted|
|Scope of application:||All practising criminal barristers|
|Issued by:||The Remuneration Committee|
|Status and effect:||Please see the notice at end of this document. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.|
The Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment No. 2) order 2009 introduced new legal aid fees for advocacy in confiscation hearings concluded on or after 21 August 2009 where there are more than 50 pages of evidence.
Download: Graduated Fee Cases: Confiscation:Download ( PDF )
Download: Guidance notes to be used for claiming payment in confiscation cases:Download ( PDF )
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.