Attendances by clerks

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    Criminal law payment rules

    • Preparation done by a clerk is paid at the same rate as that for the practitioner (on the basis that it is supervised by a solicitor). 
    • Attendances in court, group conferences, prison visits and traveling time is paid at 50% of the rate payable to the practitioner.

    Audit requirements

    File notes must be retained in the practitioner's file detailing:

    • who was in attendance
    • time taken
    • instructions taken
    • advice given.

    Last updated 26 June 2017