Question:- Where Other Public Law Matters, such as an Emergency Protection Order, are issued and closed outside of the care proceedings, and never formally consolidated or heard together then what is the correct way to claim those costs?
Answer:- They fall to be paid by way of hourly rates and applicable Other Public Law FAS for Advocacy.
Please see page 25 of the Legal Aid Handbook.
Question:- If a Public Funding Certificate is extended to cover attendance at a final hearing which is considered level 4 work and the case is heard at final hearing what can you claim for?
Answer:- The LAA will consider that both levels 3 & 4 work have been undertaken and in order to claim “escaped” costs then the actual profit costs should exceed both levels by three or more times i.e £1,812.00.