Following on from the successful 1-hour ZOOM presentations in relation to the Changes to Criminal Legal Aid (16th September 2020) and the Billing of Police Station and Magistrates’ Court work (14th October 2020) (both recordings of which are still available for purchase), Colin Beaumont will be presenting another live interactive ZOOM presentation on Wednesday the 25th of this very month (November) – 16.00 – 17.00 in relation to:

The Billing of Crown Court Work (Litigators and Advocates)


Whilst the presentation will be of benefit to those people who are new to the billing of Crown Court work, in that there will be a full set of slides setting out the basis for the billing of such work (and the necessary documents required for billing), the 1- hour ZOOM presentation itself will be aimed more at those who are familiar with the billing of this type of work but who would appreciate an examination of the finer points of the following areas:




The following topics will be under consideration

  • The role that PPE now plays in the Billing of Crown Court work (Advocates)

  • The position regarding payment for unused material (Litigators and Advocates)

  • The position regarding the increased fees for Advocates in cases that crack

  • The circumstances in which you can claim for one complete trial and the circumstances in which you can claim for a trial and a re-trial (Litigators)

  • The fee payable to the Advocate where he/she is the Advocate at the original trial and at the re-trial

  • Deciding how many ‘cases’ you have when it comes to Billing

  • Having the classification of the offence re-classified in order to achieve a higher fee – the case-law and guidance in this area

  • PPE served in a non-paper format – discs and memory sticks

  • Fitness to plead hearings and the Advocate choosing the Banding relevant to the Count on the indictment or Banding 5.3 – don’t under-claim in this area

  • The changing of the classification of the offence where a restriction order is made under Section 41 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (Litigators) – don’t under-claim in this area

  • Clients who have been assessed as having to pay a contribution from both Income and Capital – get your advice right at the very beginning and continue to advise the client throughout as to his/her costs position as it changes

  • Time periods for billing – fee income and/or disbursements

  • Being the Second Litigator in the case

  • The distinction between being ‘sent’ to the Crown Court and being ‘committed for sentence’ to the Crown Court and the different fees claimable

  • Judicial apportionment and where it might be appropriate

  • The fees claimable for the client where the Crown Court Judge makes a Defendant’s Costs Order pursuant to Section 16 of the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985

  • The importance of Statutory Instrument 2016 No.313 and Statutory Instrument 2013 No. 435

  • Special Preparation – the tests are different as between Litigators and Advocates


It will be a live session conducted via ZOOM. There is absolutely no requirement for any attendee to have purchased ZOOM. We just send you an email and you click onto the link.

Anyone wishing to attend this training session should submit their email address to us using the contact form here. Places are limited so don’t leave it until the last minute. Do please include in your email your contact details including the details to assist us in the sending of an invoice.

Invoices will ONLY be sent to persons attending the training session or those wishing to purchase a copy of the recording of the presentation (together with the accompanying notes/documents)

Invoices will be sent the day after the presentation and the normal terms of business apply i.e. payment within 28 days – the cost for each person attending or purchasing the recording is £50 +VAT – if you have attended the presentation there will be no additional charge for a copy of the recording

The session will be fully interactive and will last for 1-hour (with additional time for Q&A’s).


Each person wishing to attend will receive (via email) the course materials and a link whereby they can access the training session, whether they have downloaded ZOOM or not.

The link [TOGETHER WITH THE NOTES] will be sent out to every person wishing to attend THE DAY BEFORE THE ACTUAL PRESENTATION

© 2020 Colin Beaumont


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