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Outlays not included in fixed payment
All other outlays normally chargeable in a criminal or ABWOR case, when subject to detailed accounting, are chargeable in fixed payments cases. The more common outlays likely to be incurred include –
- employment of counsel (where sanctioned)
- cost of an expert witness (where sanctioned)
- sheriff officer’s costs in citing a witness
- witness expenses (cost of travel/loss of earnings)
- travelling expenses, for example mileage in attending court (not being a court in the town or place where you have a place of business) or prison
- subsistence and accommodation
Outlays included in the fixed payment fee
Find out how photocopying, precognitions and agency by another solicitor are outlays included in the fixed payment accounts in criminal legal aid.
No payment can be made to a witness on the Crown list
Learn why we cannot make payments to a witness on the Crown list in criminal legal aid fixed payment cases.
General regulations and standard of taxation - outlays
Learn about the how the regulations apply to your outlays and what you must do to comply with them.
Employment of counsel and expert witnesses
Find out why you need our sanction for counsel and expert witnesses in criminal legal aid cases with fixed payment accounts.
Sanction for unusual work or unusually large expenditure
Find out why you need our sanction for unusual work or unusually large expenditure in criminal legal aid cases with fixed payment accounts.
Certain outlays not chargeable under advice and assistance (and ABWOR)
Find out how the regulations affect wherther you can charge for some outlays.