R v Banfield

Criminal law – Costs. Following the defendant's successful appeal against a murder conviction, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, considered whether, when a representation order had been made by the court for leading counsel for her, additional costs incurred on a private basis could be recovered by those acting for the defendant. The court held that, among other things, it would require full disclosure of documents evidencing the terms on which the defendant had agreed to pay for her representation, and an explanation as to the reasonableness of the work done and the amounts charged for it.

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