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Criminal Law
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at criminal practitioners of all levels and seeks to with an understanding of the public funding position for criminal appeals and applications to the CCRC, the limits for clients seeking to claim such funding and the way in which the payments are recouped. It sets out exactly what the funding can be directed towards and how to apply for an extension.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the current public funding regime for criminal appeal cases;
  • Understand how to claim for public funding and be aware of the financial limits;
  • Understand what the money can be used for and what happens when more work is conducted than originally claimed for;
  • Understand the different methods of assessment for public funding payments.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Practical Guide
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In this CPDcast, Steven Bird examines the position relating to public funding of criminal appeals and the various shortcomings in the current system. He addresses the practicalities and procedures required for claiming payment under the various schemes and suggests areas for improvements. Steven Bird is a Senior Partner of Bird Solicitors, a specialist criminal practice in addition to being a senior member of the Committee of Criminal Appeal Lawyers Association.

Podcast added: 10/04/12

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