Guidance to barristers undertaking civil legal aid work – The Bar Council

Posted June 7th, 2011 in barristers, legal aid, news, solicitors by michael

“When an assisted (legally aided) person succeeds in a civil case and recovers a costs order against the unassisted (privately funded) party, the assisted person’s solicitor will then submit a bill to the paying party which will include fees for solicitors and counsel at full inter-partes rates (not at restricted legal aid rates). That bill will then be agreed or assessed. The sum due will be paid to the assisted person’s solicitor and the solicitor should pay counsel.”

Full text of guidance

The Bar Council, 6th June 2011