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
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
DX: 724785 Manchester
Published: 3 August 2016
From: Legal Aid Agency