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Crime news: Crown Court fee guidance updated

Guidance for Crown Court legal aid claims has been updated.


An updated version of Crown Court fee guidance is now available. This covers guidance for claiming for payments under the:

  • Litigators’ Graduated Fee Scheme (LGFS)
  • Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS)

The main changes concern:

  1. new regulations for trial advocates
  2. clarification on armed robbery claims
  3. addition of existing guidance on claiming electronic evidence as Pages of Prosecution Evidence (PPE) – previously published as stand alone guidance
  4. LGFS interim payments guidance – previously published as stand-alone guidance

Further information

Crown Court fee guidance

Published 2 September 2015