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Question 1 How is the Advocate’s Trial Fee calculated? Answer Advocate’s fees are set out in 3 Tables in Statutory Instrument 2013 No. 435 (The Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) Regulations 2013 – these Regulations came into force on the 1st April 2013 – these Regulations are the ones referred to in paragraphs mention

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Question 11 How do you know as the Advocate whether you should be paid for a Trial and a re-Trial or as one continuous Trial? Answer See Paragraph 2.1.15–17) of the Guidance on Page 22 which read as follows: ‘If there is no order by the Judge that there will be a new Trial and the new Trial is deemed to be part of the same Tri

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Question 20 How is the Advocate paid for Confiscation Hearings? Answer See Paragraph 2.14 of the Guidance document on Page 32 – essentially there are daily rates and half-daily rates and there is a Table at Paragraph 14 (2) of Schedule 1 (on Pages 28 and 29) in the 2013 Remuneration Regulations and the fee is also dependent upon whic

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The routes into law and legal services are changing and more accessible than ever before. Under the SRA's 'changing for tomorrow' initiative, one does not necessarily have to attend University and embark upon an expensive Legal Practice course to enter into a career in law. There are numerous law apprenticeships available wherein you can earn w

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Since 2008 Datalaw have provided the legal profession with CPD online. In some ways we have been ahead of the curve in this respect, as it is only recently that the SRA have begun to emphasise the importance of technology and are encouraging its use in the delivery of legal services and have advocated the benefits of CPD online. This is most pr

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