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SLAB advice on counsel appearing without an agent 27/09/2013 SLAB has issued advice for solicitors on how it will approach charges made by solicitors for attendance behind counsel in the wake of the recent ruling by the Dean of Faculty

SLAB advice on counsel appearing without an agent

The Scottish Legal Aid Board has issued advice for solicitors on how it will approach charges made by solicitors for attendance behind counsel in the wake of the recent ruling by the Dean of Faculty that an instructing solicitor or local agent is no longer required to attend behind counsel at all civil court hearings.

According to SLAB, “In relation to entries in accounts in civil cases relating to attendances behind counsel at appearances on or after 24th September 2013, solicitors may expect to be asked to confirm why attendance behind counsel was required.

“If counsel has indicated a requirement for attendance of the instructing agent, then that, and the reasons, should be recorded in a file note or email from counsel.”

The Board recognises that there will be cases in which attendance with counsel is appropriate, and some cases where, although it is appropriate for counsel to attend alone, additional work might be required to enable this to take place.

 For further details see the SLAB note.

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