Very high cost criminal cases

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What is a very high cost criminal case?

This is a case where the trial is likely to last :

Trials that last between 25 and 40 days count as very high cost if they are:

or any two of:

The future of very high cost cases

We are in the process of creating acceptable options for a replacement VHCC scheme to take effect when the contract expires.   

The proposed scheme will be the result of close cooperation between the Bar Council, The Law Society, the Ministry of Justice and the LSC.

Read more about the future of very high cost cases...

The panel scheme

Cases started on or after 14 Jan 08 operate under our very high cost case panel scheme.

Read more about the VHCC panel...

Complex fraud cases

The LSC's Complex Crime Unit manages membership of the Specialist Fraud Panel.

Read more about complex fraud cases…

For more information

Please contact the Complex Crime Unit with any questions.

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Last updated: 03 June 2009

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