This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Costs in Criminal Cases Regulations 1987 (the principal regulations). They come into force on 1 July 2013. The purpose of the amendments is to update the principal regulations in the light of the procedural changes made by the Criminal Procedure Act 2011(the Act). There is no change in the amounts payable as fees. Rather, since criminal proceedings will uniformly fall under the Act rather than the Summary Proceedings Act 1957 or the Crimes Act 1961 as before, it has been possible to compress the Schedule of the principal regulations to reflect the new procedure. For ease of drafting and for the purpose of modernisation of drafting style, the Schedule has been replaced in whole and appears as new Schedule 1. New Schedule 2 has been added as the repository of application, savings, and transitional provisions affecting the principal regulations.
Date of notification in Gazette: 23 May 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.