Points raised in the Notice of Appeal which are not supported by grounds may be dismissed.
If for some reason the grounds of appeal cannot be prepared within the time allowed for lodging the Notice of Appeal, an application for an extension of time should be made. This need not be a formal application. A letter or e-mail should be sent to the Clerk of Appeals who will pass it to a Costs Judge for his or her consideration.
It is important to be both concise and specific in the grounds of appeal. Particular attention should be paid to the provisions of the Criminal Costs Practice Direction.
The Appellant must also lodge the written reasons given by the appropriate officer for his or her decisions upon re-determination.
Only in exceptional cases will a Costs Judge consider material not before the appropriate officer (leave is required under article 30(11) of Funding Order 2007; under Reg. 29(11) of the 2013 Regulations; Reg. 9(11) of the 1986 Regulations or Reg 76.12(4) of the 2013 Criminal Procedure Rules). Requests to consider such material should always be included in the Notice of Appeal.