Amendments to Crown Court Billing 2019

Invaluable guidance regarding the amendments to crown court billing which took place in 2019

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Course Overview

This course offers a practical discussion of Crown Court billing issues and highlights the fee differences between litigators and advocates

Essential for all who are concerned with the billing of Crown Court legal aid, offers an easily digestible approach to some common billing queries and considers some of the issues relating to claiming a trial fee as opposed to claiming a cracked trial fee.

In addition, this webinar will:
•    provide an overview of the new regime for advocates brought into force in 2018
•    provides an insight into the different tables when billing a case from the perspective of advocate
•    highlight the important documents and Statutory Instruments that you need to know in order to bill effectively
•    ensure that practitioners are aware of how the whole system hangs together

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Understand the importance of classification of offences and categories and bandings within a category
  • • Be aware of the fee claimable by the advocate in the event of a warrant being issued at the Crown Court and the case not concluding
  • • Know how the various Statutory Instruments work
  • • Have considered the importance of a thorough understanding of the most recent Crown Court fee guidance document published by the legal aid agency
  • • Appreciate the different fees payable to the advocate in the case dependent upon what happens and when it happens
  • • Understand the rather limited role that PPE now plays when billing a case from the perspective of advocate
  • • Feel more confident when billing Crown Court work

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for anyone involved in billing or performing criminal legal aid work


About Instructor - Colin Beaumont

Colin Beaumont graduated in law in 1981 and qualified as a Barrister in 1982. He worked for many years in the Magistrates’ Court service until 1996 when he re-qualified as a Solicitor and joined a large criminal legal aid practice. He became a partner with the firm. He retired as a solicitor in 2016 and has returned to his Inn of Court at The Inner Temple. Colin has been teaching the profession for the last 25 years and continues to do so.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinar

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    5 Page