The case disposal fee, applicable only to the sheriff court (£485/£499.55 where legal aid granted on or after 26 April 2019), is the appropriate fee where criminal legal aid has been made available and either
In these circumstances the case disposal fee prescribed at Schedule 1A, paragraph 1 is chargeable and covers all work up to and including –
The underlying basis of this fee, as the name suggests, is that it covers all work up to and including the sentencing stage. The under-21 and rural court supplements are not chargeable in addition to this fee nor are there further fixed payments for
The range of fixed payments chargeable in addition to the case disposal fee are more limited than in the circumstances where the core fixed payment is chargeable, to create a standard fee chargeable on disposal of the case at any stage.
Only the fixed payments at paragraphs 10 to 13 of Schedule 1 are chargeable in addition to the core fixed payment. These relate to:
The case disposal fee is only chargeable in connection with proceedings before the sheriff or a stipendiary magistrate court.
A half-case disposal fee, subject to the same provisions as set out in the preceding paragraph, is available in proceedings arising from section 22ZA(1)(b), 22ZB and 27(1)(b) of the 1995 Act.