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Crime news: merger creates new Criminal Cases Unit

High Cost Crime Team and National Taxing Team to merge.

A new ‘Criminal Cases Unit’ will be created on 1 September 2016 following an internal restructure.

The current teams work closely together and this merger will allow us to streamline our claims processes, leading to a more efficient service.

Remit of the team

The new unit will cover the same portfolio of work as the current 2 teams, including:

  • very high cost cases
  • Proceeds of Crime Act bills
  • defendant’s cost orders
  • special preparation
  • direct access claims
  • inter partes applications
  • escaped graduated fee cases
  • private prosecutions
  • S36/S38 claims

Submitting work

The unit will be based across four of the existing sites: London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. Please continue to submit work to the usual offices.

However, all work previously submitted to the Birmingham National Taxing Team should be sent to Manchester:

Manchester Criminal Cases Unit (CCU)
1st Floor, Manchester Civil Justice Centre
1 Bridge Street West
Greater Manchester
M60 9DJ

DX: 724785 Manchester

Further information

Claim back costs from cases in the criminal courts

High cost cases: crime

Published 3 August 2016