Pre-Charge Engagement

The LAA are amending the 2017 Criminal Contract Specification from 7/6/21 see here.

This will introduce a new fee for “Pre-Charge Engagement” for solicitors who act on behalf of suspects engaged in this process, these will be remunerated on an hourly rates basis with an upper costs limit of £273.75. Details are at Specification 9.113.

They have also clarified the following about the send fee and Duty Solicitors as follows:

For the avoidance of doubt, when acting as court Duty Solicitor, where the case is sent to the Crown Court, you may make an application for Representation in the Crown Court, but you may not claim the Sending Hearing Fixed Fee.

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