They accept both privately funded cases and those under the Legal Aid scheme, and continue to be one of the few firms to be accredited to undertake very high cost criminal cases
For very high cost criminal cases
(cases where the trial is likely to last for 41 days or longer), if the courts grant funding, it is likely the Legal Services Commission would then manage the cases under special contract arrangements.
Barristers have been taking part in an unofficial boycott of the Lord Chancellor's new Very High Cost Criminal Cases
scheme because they disagree with its fee structures.