VHCC ends

The criminal Very High Cost Cases (“VHCC”) Panel Scheme expired on 13 July. From 14 July 2010, litigators and advocates instructed on VHCCs with representation orders must operate under an individual case contract arrangement. 

VHCC cases that are currently ongoing will continue until their conclusion, as will new cases with representation orders dated between 14 January 2008 and 13 July 2010.