Costs Judges have jurisdiction to hear appeals from the decisions of Determining Officers of the Crown Court, the Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division, the Administrative Court and the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in each of the following cases:
(i) Appeals by parties awarded costs out of Central Funds (as to which see the Costs in Criminal Cases (General) Regulations 1986 as amended by The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012).
(ii) Appeals by solicitors and advocates entitled to remuneration under the Criminal Defence Service (Funding) Order 2007 and the Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) Regulations 2013 (both as amended) (“the Regulations”), which contain the Advocates’ and Litigators’ Graduated Fee Schemes.
(iii) Appeals by solicitors and advocates entitled to remuneration under the Criminal Procedure Rules (which are updated annually).
(iv) Appeals by litigants in person having the benefit of costs orders under any of the above enactments.