The legal aid landscape is complex, with statute, regulations, costs decisions and guidance spread over dozens of documents. Over the years the original legal aid scheme has become disjointed and in many respects unclear. In April 2013 the legal aid scheme changes once again when LASPO 2012 is implemented, requiring practitioners to navigate a number of new regulations and contract amendments. It has become clear that the current audit regime is tougher than that previously experienced and the new Legal Aid Agency is likely to tighten the grip even further as it seeks to balance the books.
This book is the first comprehensive guide to criminal costs, covering both legal aid and private costs recovery, from investigation through to appeal. The April 2013 legal aid regulations and key costs reports are covered in detail. The emphasis throughout is on maximising your legal aid claims and providing answers to the not so obvious queries that arise in practice when you least expect them.
The book covers all criminal legal aid schemes for both solicitors and barristers.
Free updating via the website (click here) ensures that the book does not go out of date between editions.
About the author: Andrew Keogh is a well-known solicitor and lecturer on legal aid. Over the last 10 years thousands of solicitors have attended his costs course and via CrimeLine he answers hundreds of legal aid queries each year. He has written extensively on legal aid and costs, including the key funding chapters of Blackstone's Criminal Practice. Andrew was a contributor to Criminal Costs - A Practical Guide, written with Senior Costs Judge Peter Hurst.
Quasi-criminal matters, including gang injunctions, poca and terrorism orders
Freestanding advice and assistance and advocacy assistance (other than the crown court)
Police station advice and assistance
Magistrates' court legal aid, standard and non-standard fees
Advocacy assistance in the crown court
Crown court fixed fees
Crown court graduated fees for litigator and advocate
Defence costs orders
General principles of legal aid billing, inc Point of Principle decisions, taxing officers and LAA guidance.
Legal aid rates and costs codes
Cases: Full coverage of recent important costs cases, including: Hunter v Newcastle CC, R v White, Murphy v MPS, R v Fury, R (Watson) v HMCTS, R v Nettleton, R v Otote, R v Wembo, R v Dumbaya, R v Hart-Badger, Lord Chancellor v Woodhall, Lord Chancellor v Ian Henery Solicitors, R v McCall, R v Hussain, R v Bowen, R v Metcalf, R (CPS) v Bolton CC, R v Nejloveanu, R v Taylor, R v Ajufo and dozens of others.
Format: Paperback A4 - 475 pages
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