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Delegation of a Deputy’s duties
Professional Deputies are expected to delegate work to the appropriate level of fee earner. That means routine GM activities such as paying bills or checking bank statements should be carried out by an administrative assistant or a Grade D fee earner at best. The Deputy will need to justify any bill where a higher grade of fee earner is claimed. There are times when the use of a non-fee earner would be considered more appropriate, for example, if delivering goods or money to the client.