PPS publishes details of payment made to External Counsel 2015-16

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The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) today published details of the £4.176M payments it made to external counsel during the financial year 2015-16. 
The counsel fees expense incurred by the Public Prosecution Service for 2015-16 was £4.777M but actual payments related to current and prior year.

Notes to Editors

Details paid to counsel are set out in the table below. 
Panel members are selected by means of a procurement exercise conducted September 2015.  Successful applicants demonstrated the necessary breadth of skills and professional competence to prosecute on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions. 

Public Prosecution Services for Northern Ireland: Counsel Fees 2015-16 
External Counsel: Fee payments during 2015-16 

Payment BandNumber of Counsel*
£25k and under38
£25k   - £50k 14
£50k   - £75k      10
£75k   - £100k    10
£100k - £125k       3
£125k - £150k       2
£150k - £175k     4
£175k - £200k  2
£200k - £225k        0
£225k - £250k         1

 *Includes non-panel counsel