Guidance on fees and funding
On this page:
- Payments on account: guidance for counsel
- Appeals Manual 2006
- Guidance on Prior Authorities
- Further payment guidance Nov 2005
- The Funding Code: Decision Making Guidance
- Narrative and guidance
- Costs against the Commission manual
- Costs assessments
Appeals Manual 2006
The Appeals Manual is under Documents.
Guidance on Prior Authorities is under Documents.
Further payment guidance Nov 2005
Issue 49 of Focus newsletter contains guidance on:
- payment for sign language interpretation and other language support professionals
- VAT for overseas clients.
This guidance explains how the Funding Code Criteria and the Funding Code Procedures are applied in practice.
Read more on the Funding Code pages.
Narrative and guidance
The Narrative and guidance document contains an explanation of public funding. Topics covered include:
- the statutory charge
- costs orders against funded clients and the LSC
- prior authorities (including for experts in Children Act cases).
This manual is under Documents and contains information on:
- the court’s power to make orders about costs
- the legal tests for making an order against the Commission
- the procedural tests for making an order against the Commission
- assessment of the non-funded party’s claim for costs.
Comprehensive guidance is under Documents, on this page, on costs assessments for:
- all contract work
- controlled work
- licensed work.
The revised costs assessment guidance applies to work governed by the 2010 Standard Civil Contract.
It does not, however, apply to work in the Family catgory of law, or to Housing work that continues under the Unified Civil Contract rather than the 2010 Standard Civil Contract. Such work remains governed by the costs assessment guidance issued under the Unified Civil Contract.
There are no changes of substance in the revised guidance. However, the transfer of assessment of remuneration in Licensed Work cases from the courts to the LSC, anticipated in 2010 Standard Civil Contract Specification, has not yet been implemented. The costs assessment guidance, therefore, confirms that the costs limits for assessment by the court or LSC remain as under the previous specification.
Last updated: 26 January 2011