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Graduated fee payment protocol

Purpose: To provide barristers with a graduated fee payment protocol for criminal work
Scope of application: All practising criminal barristers
Issued by: The Remuneration Committee
First reviewed: 01/01/2014
Last reviewed: 01/03/2016
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.

In 2006, the Carter Review recommended a revised advocates graduated fee scheme (RAGFS) for the remuneration of advocates in the Crown Court.

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Important Notice

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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