Litigators’ Graduated Fees Scheme and court appointees

Closed 24 Mar 2017

Opened 10 Feb 2017

Results updated 24 Oct 2017

This is the government response to the consultation, it provides a summary of the responses received on our proposals, our conclusions and next steps in relation to the consultation.



This consultation paper sets out proposals for the reform of the funding scheme which pays litigators to defend clients in the Crown Court and payments to court appointees.

The government is seeking views on all aspects of these proposals.


  • Legal professionals
  • Legal professional bodies


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