Covid-19: Payment to be made in full for civil schedule 5 (detailed fees), solemn criminal and children’s interim fee claims

Please note: These hybrid arrangements were temporary and have now been replaced by permanent provisions. See our update and legal and guidance for full details of the new procedures for submitting interim claims on or after 1 October 2022.

We previously advised you of the new legislative powers that allow us to make payment of interim fee claims without the need for a full account, subject to provisions that will allow for recovery of any overpayments.

The streamlined procedures for submitting interim fee claims simply requires you to provide details of the value of the fees that have been properly incurred to date. The system then calculated and authorised 75% of the fees claimed for payment.

The sums payable will increase to 100% of the fees that you certify have been properly incurred for any claim received on or after 5 August 2020.

These procedures will operate until the expiry of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020.

For more information

If you have any queries on the update, please contact:

Eileen Grant, Assistant Manager Accounts –

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