The Billing of Criminal Legal Aid Work – 2021 Update

A Billing Of Criminal Legal Aid course that will bring you up to date with the things you need to know in order to bill Crown court work in 2021.

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Course Overview

This 1-hour Webinar will be of huge relevance to anyone involved at all in the Billing of criminal legal aid work. In addition to the 1-hour recording there will be further material by way of 20 slides. This Webinar will bring you up to date with those things you need to know in order to bill Crown court work successfully in 2021.

What are the requirements?

  • This course provides 1 CPD points
  • Watch the recorded webinar to improve or refresh your legal knowledge

Learning Outcomes

  • The Webinar will cover the following 12 relevant Billing points:
  • • The changes to criminal legal aid brought about on the 17th September 2020
  • • The changes to criminal legal aid brought about on the 19th October 2020
  • • The amendments to legal aid for Representation Orders granted on or after the 19th February 2021 as a result of Statutory Instrument 2021 No.80
  • • The regime for the Billing of Advocates work – Categories of Offences and Banding's within the Category
  • • The regime for the Billing of Litigators work – Classification of Offences
  • • 'Guilty Pleas', 'Cracked Trials' and 'Trials'
  • • The very latest Crown Court Fee Guidance Document (October 2020)
  • • The costs decision in the case of Sallah and other important case-law determining whether or not a trial has commenced
  • • Fixed fees for Litigators for cases that arrive at the Crown Court by way of a committal for sentence
  • • Fixed fees for Litigators for cases that arrive at the Crown Court by way of an appeal against conviction/sentence or both
  • • Pages of prosecution evidence (PPE) or Special Preparation by way of hourly rates?
  • • Be careful with the private paying client in Crown Court proceedings
  • What you will learn:

What is the target audience?

  • Those who are involved at all in the Billing of criminal legal aid work

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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

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  • Webinar
    01:02:17
  • Slides
    21 Page

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