Criminal Legal Aid Review: Remuneration for pre-charge engagement
Applies to England and Wales
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The consultation on the Remuneration of Pre-charge engagement ran from Monday 14 December 2020 to 25 January 2021. The consultation sought views on our proposals to introduce new remuneration arrangements for work associated with engagement with prosecution authorities at the pre-charge stage, as outlined in the AGO’s guidelines.
We have proceeded with the proposals set out in the consultation, but we have made some changes with the need for formal agreement with an investigator or prosecutor.
A statutory instrument will be laid in parliament shortly for this new unit of work to come into force.
This consultation sets out proposals to introduce new remuneration arrangements for work associated with engagement with prosecution authorities at the pre-charge stage, as outlined in the AGO’s guidelines.
It is aimed at anyone with an interest in remuneration through criminal legal aid fees schemes in England and Wales. This will include, but is not limited to, members of the criminal defence profession and their representative bodies, defendants, police station staff, academics and others involved in the criminal justice system.
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Consultation response published.