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The Sentencing Code and Sentencing Guidelines

On Tuesday 1 December 2020, the Sentencing Code comes into effect in England and Wales, consolidating existing sentencing procedure law into a single Sentencing Act. To enable sentencers and practitioners to follow the Code with immediate effect, the Sentencing...

New code for sending fee

Following the changes made to legal aid following the CLAR Accelerated Items work, the LAA have now issued guidance on how to claim the new ‘sending fee’ in the Magistrates Court.

Guidance on new Sending fee

The LAA has today published operational guidance on the new Sending Hearing Fixed Fee in advance of their implementation on Monday. A news story giving further details on the fee, with links to the relevant guidance, can be found on the Gov.uk website:...