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Reclaiming Defence Costs

As Criminal Solicitors we are not able to offer a ‘No Win No Fee’ service, so our fees are still payable up front. But if we win we will try to get as much of your fee back by making an application for defence costs.

If you have instructed us to act for you, we will make and submit the application for free.

A defence costs order is made on conclusion of the case and is paid usually 3-6 months after the conclusion of the case.

You may be eligible to make an application for defence costs if:

  1. You were found not guilty after trial
  2. You have been successful on appeal
  3. Your case was withdrawn pre trial

You may not be eligible for defence costs if the Police decide not to charge (pre-court).

You will not be eligible for defence costs on any guilty plea.