A&A and general rules for travel-related charges

As a general rule your client should travel to you.

You should only need to travel to your client if:

  • They are unable to attend your office through disability or ill-health.
  • They are being detained, for example, in prison or under the mental health legislation.

The cost of travel will not otherwise be chargeable to the Fund, except in the most exceptional circumstances.

You should consider the most economic method of travel, taking into consideration the time taken and the cost. For example:

  • The journey may be cheaper by train but may take longer than it would travelling by car, thereby increasing the time cost.
  • Travel from one city centre to another would be cheaper by train than by car .
  • In some circumstances a cheap flight may be the most economical way of travelling taking into account the total costs involved.

Travel to witnesses

As a general rule witnesses should travel to you to provide a precognition.

We will only pay for travel to a witness to take a precognition where we consider that:

  • The precognition was a necessary document.
  • Circumstances prevent the witness from travelling to your office.
  • It was not possible to take the precognition over the phone.

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