When do the changes apply?
From 03/06/2019 for all Care proceedings where prior authority has been granted for either QC alone or QC & Junior, or for 2 Junior Counsel, or for a Solicitor Advocate to appear with QC or Junior Counsel and are anticipated to exceed £25,000.
The scheme may also be used, at the LAA’s discretion, in complex private family proceedings anticipated to exceed £25,000, particularly those that follow a fact finding and welfare process similar to care proceedings.
Are the revisions a good thing for lawyers?
What do I need to know as a provider?
What needs to happen in CCMS?
Once prior authority has been granted within Client and Cost Management System (CCMS) you will need to:
Can I still submit claims for interim payments?
Call our high costs team for free advice on 03333 441 654. Whatever it is, we will probably have dealt with it before!
Can you do it for me?
Yes. We offer a variety of services to assist with High Costs Cases.
Contact Rebecca Bidwell for a tailored quote on 03333 441 654 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
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