We are delighted to welcome back Colin Wells this year, offering his wealth of expertise and honed presenting style. Here he presents our members with an expansive legal aid costs billing update, providing best practice advice and practical tips, in detail looking at:
Number of claims Page count PPE in electronic disk cases Appeals to the Senior Courts Costs Office Mandatory use of CE-File Voluntary use of CE-File Litigants in person Cases commenced before 20 January 2020 Format Transferred cases Anonymity orders Applications Skeleton arguments, chronologies and the like
R v. Hussain  4 Costs LR 689 R v. Sharif (SCCO 168/13) R v.Arbas Khan (SCCORef:219/18) R v. Wharton (SCCO SC-2021-CRI-000195) R v. Ayomanor (SCCO SC-2020-CRI-000146 R v Garry Moore (SCCO SC- 2022 CRI/002) R v Liddle, SCCO Ref: SC-2021-CRI-34 (20 July 2021)
Colin specialises in fraud and money laundering. He is regularly instructed to conduct internal investigations and offer compliance advice to companies and local authorities facing issues of wrongdoing.
Coline is a regular speaker to both English and overseas practitioners and law enforcement agencies, covering fraud investigation, search warrants and powers, case management, abuse of process, private prosecutions, deferred prosecution agreements, and sentencing in fraud cases.
Colin’s published work includes: Abuse of Process, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press; and Fraud: a practitioner’s handbook, Bloomsbury 2014.