New interim fees for emergency case management

New interim fees for emergency case management

Monday, 18 May 2020

We are committed to ensuring matters progress in a timely manner and that where possible, efforts towards resolution are supported. We have approved new interim fees to support Phase 2 of the County Court’s Emergency Case Management System (ECMS) model in relation to the pending trials delayed or vacated due to COVID-19. This fee structure is effective immediately and applies for cases managed in Phase 2 only. Our previous interim fees remain for Phase 1 matters.

Phase 2 matters

There will be a single Case Conference fee that applies regardless of what takes place at the hearing (ie if resolution discussions, or a sentence indication, or pre trial occur the single case conference fee will apply).

Hearing/activity Total fee How to apply
Application to be considered for Emergency Case Management $424 Via special disbursement for cases that fall within Phase 2
Instructor’s Preparation for Case Conference $636 Via special disbursement for cases that fall within Phase 2
Counsel/Advocate’s Preparation for Case Conference $1422 Via special disbursement for cases that fall within Phase 2
Appearance at Case Conference $1211 Via special disbursement for cases that fall within Phase 2
Instructing – per hour (up to a maximum of five hours per day) $146 Via special disbursement for cases that fall within Phase 2

Phase 1 matters

The fee that applies to these case conferences will be determined by how the hearing eventuated. For example if a resolution discussion hearing becomes a sentence indication then the sentence indication fee would apply. To support this you will be able to make retrospective applications in these instances as we understand practitioners may not know what aid is needed prior to the hearing.

Hearing/activity Total fee How to apply
Application to be considered for Emergency Case Management $424 Via special disbursement for cases that fall within Phase 1
Resolution discussions $1060 (Prep fee $636, App fee $424) Via special disbursement for cases that fall within Phase 1
Sentence Indication $1192 Current fee – Table F – sentence indication covered by Trial grant
Pre-recording/pre-trial examination

Pre-trial examination preparation – $835 (five hours at $167)

Pre-trial examination (subsequent day trial fee) – $1210 (subsequent day trial fee)

Our current special hearing interim fees will be expanded to all cases where pre-trial examination will take place (until 11 September 2020) as special disbursements

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