Passing Thought 

The automatic right to an oral Cost Committee hearing disappeared in the mid noughties. After that date cost appeals go to individual ICAs sitting in camera. The experience of this is patchy and we have a plethora of examples of inconsistent and perverse decisions. By comparison we have succeeded in persuading the single ICA to […]

I Spy 

Compliance activity surrounding the 2017 Criminal Contract has picked up pace in recent weeks. Duty Solicitor compliance has been to the fore but office requirements (especially new ones) have also been under scrutiny, including Contract Managers acting as Secret Squirrel or perhaps Inch High Private Eye and making unannounced visits. To deal with office requirements […]