Apply for costs from central funds: Direct Public Access (form 5913a)

Form for claiming back Crown Court costs if you have instructed a barrister under the public access scheme and haven't used a solicitor.


Direct access guidance

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Use this form if your application for legal aid was turned down for financial reasons.

Send the form and documents to the National Taxing Team office within 3 months of the date on the costs order.

Published 17 June 2014
Last updated 2 May 2018 + show all updates
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