Graduated Fee Cases: Confiscation

Purpose: To advise criminal barristers who are instructed on behalf of a person who will or may be involved in confiscation proceedings if convicted

Scope of application: All practising criminal barristers

Issued by: The Remuneration Committee

Originally issued: August 2008

Last reviewed: May 2009

Status and effect: Please see the notice at end of this document. This is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4.

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The Criminal Defence Service (Funding) (Amendment No. 2) order 2009 introduced new legal aid fees for advocacy in confiscation hearings concluded on or after 21 August 2009 where there are more than 50 pages of evidence.

Click here for guidance notes to be used for claiming payment in confiscation cases. Appendix B is the letter that was sent to all Heads of Chambers on the 4 August 2009 explaining the changes.



Important Notice

This document has been prepared by the Bar Council to assist barristers on matters of professional conduct and ethics. It is not "guidance" for the purposes of the BSB Handbook I6.4, and neither the BSB nor a disciplinary tribunal nor the Legal Ombudsman is bound by any views or advice expressed in it. It does not comprise - and cannot be relied on as giving - legal advice. It has been prepared in good faith, but neither the Bar Council nor any of the individuals responsible for or involved in its preparation accept any responsibility or liability for anything done in reliance on it. For fuller information as to the status and effect of this document, please refer to the professional practice and ethics section of the Bar Council's website here.