28 September 2012
Court lists will not be accepted as supporting evidence by the AGFS team
The Advocates Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS) team will not accept court lists as evidence of hearings having taken place.
This is becoming an issue because growing numbers of legal aid providers have been submitting court lists for AF2 appeals about hearing dates and trial length.
Court lists cannot be accepted because they are created before hearings take place. They only give an intention of what is to happen and cannot be relied on.
This is the process to follow if your claim has been reduced for hearing date or trial length:
- We receive your AF2 appeal form
- We send an AF3 form to the specific Crown Court requesting missing information
- Crown Court consults court log and provides us with the information
- Your claim is dealt with and returned.