Law Report

Have you been finding it harder to get extensions to Crown Court billing time limits recently? We have, especially retrospectively. Perhaps the reason is the case of R v Judd in the Supreme Court Costs Office. (Sorry cannot find a link on the web, we can however supply a photocopy by snail mail).
This case confirms that the civil and criminal schemes are “entirely separate” especially when comparing the more liberal civil out of time regime. It goes on to reinforce what we have always reiterated that “time can only be extended if exceptional circumstances are shown”. In this case administrative errors were to blame and they we deemed not to be exceptional.
Get your bills in on time then!
Hat Tip
Nigel Ford

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