The legal aid landscape is complex, with statute, regulations, costs decisions and guidance spread over dozens of documents. Over the years the original legal aid scheme has become disjointed and in... More > many respects unclear. In April 2013 the legal aid scheme changed once again when LASPO 2012 was implemented, requiring practitioners to navigate a number of new regulations and contract amendments.
This book is the first comprehensive guide to criminal costs, covering both legal aid and private costs recovery, from investigation through to appeal. The April 2013 legal aid regulations and key costs reports are covered in detail. The emphasis throughout is on maximising your legal aid claims and providing answers to the not so obvious queries that arise in practice when you least expect them. The book covers all criminal legal aid schemes for both solicitors and barristers. Updates during the life of this edition are available on the CrimeLine website.< Less
On Your Feet is a practical guide written to address the fears and knowledge gap experienced by newly qualified criminal advocates stepping into the Magistrates' Court for the first time.
All cases... More > start, and most finish in this jurisdiction and only the most able advocates will be able to successfully navigate its complexities.
The authors have addressed the issues that an advocate needs to consider before leaving for court, and using practical examples takes the reader through the common practice and procedures of the court, avoiding the pitfalls along the way.
Rossano Scamardella was called to the Bar in 1998
by The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn. He is a
member of The Chambers of Simon Russell Flint QC
at 23 Essex Street, London.
Kirsty Craghill is a solicitor advocate (higher courts criminal) and director of Mulrooney Craghill Ltd, Criminal Defence Solicitors, Brighton. She qualified in 2000.
With a Foreword by District Judge(Magistrates' Courts) Anne Arnold.< Less