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Crime news: extension of fee rises after MOJ and CBA deal

As you will all be aware, especially if your Chambers finances rely on Criminal work being paid, the news is that the increases will apply to the vast majority of existing Crown Court cases.

The attached link gives you the information from the LAA regarding which cases the increases apply to and other info.

Although the IBC criminal committee have been involved in various meetings with the LAA regarding the implementation, there will inevitably be some teething issues and delays in payments so please be alive to ensure the correct payments are made.

Our meetings with LAA will continue on a regular basis to monitor things and resolve issues before they become problems.

Martin Secrett

Vice Chair of IBC and Chair of the Criminal committee