Visit provides insight into assessment of Crown Court and fixed fee claims
A fact-finding visit to help barristers? clerks gain a better understanding of how Crown Court and fixed fee claims are handled won praise from those taking part.
The six-strong delegation from the Institute of Barristers? Clerks (IBC) spent a day at the crime case management centre in Nottingham.
Examples of specific learning points included:
One delegate said: ?It was very helpful to hear about the LSC?s progress on targets and performance and to discuss issues with LSC staff and other barristers? clerks.?
The day-long visit began with a presentation from team manager Paul Davison from the Advocates? Graduated Fee Scheme.
Delegates heard that:
The Bar Council and IBC have now asked for a similar session to be arranged at a civil processing centre.