Litigator’s Graduated Fees: Pages of Prosecution Evidence – Successful Appeal
SVS Solicitors successfully appealed against the Legal Aid Agency regarding whether or not material served without a Notice of Additional Evidence, would be part of the ‘Pages of Prosecution Evidence’ (PPE) count.
The appeal was successful. It was ruled that provided the disclosure is central, and not peripheral to the case, the documents could count towards the PPE and the Judge stated that in this circumstance, there is no requirement for formal notice of additional evidence.
Due to the disclosure on the discs being essential to the client’s case and subsequent acquittal, the full analysis of the papers was deemed to be required and therefore appropriately remunerated.