Legal costs — Updating of the quality manual in the field of forensic expertise by the Federal Public Service Justice

SPF Justice

In Belgium, since 1 January 2020, each judicial district has had a “court costs office” responsible for the processing and payment of court costs.

The aim of this general quality manual on legal costs in criminal matters can be summarized as follows:

  1. an efficient and high quality response to the questions that may arise from the application of the new rules ;
  2. a uniform application of the rules, thus ensuring equal treatment for all persons concerned, whatever the jurisdiction;
  3. the introduction and imposition of standards and methods known to all;
  4. the correct management, optimization and dissemination of work processes in order to contribute to a quality result for all parties concerned.
An update was made in September 2020, a complete document in French and Dutch to be downloaded below