You are only entitled to claim the cost of travel, including mileage, where a fee is chargeable for the travel.
We pay a flat rate mileage allowance of 40 pence per mile which is applicable to solicitors, counsel and expert witnesses where appropriate. Note that this rate does not apply to foreign language interpreters which is covered under separate guidance.
In line with HM Revenue and Customs rules, mileage attracts VAT which forms part of the authorised expenditure.
You can also claim any reasonable outlays payable up to the limit of the authorised expenditure.