A&A travel costs: steps you should take to ensure costs will meet the statutory tests

You should take practical steps to ensure that the additional cost of travel is kept to a minimum.

The steps you can take include the following:

  • Plan travel as far in advance as possible to ensure you are not travelling to the same destination over consecutive days.
  • Combine journeys wherever possible.
  • Where attending on more than one client at different destinations you should plan the most efficient route. You or an unqualified person should attend to clients in a particular area.
  • Car journeys should be shared where solicitors are travelling to the same place.
  • Avoid peak time travel where possible.

Giving details of the postcodes of the departure point and destination helps us to assess your account more quickly. We routinely check distance and duration of travel using various route planners. We will restrict claims that exceed the recommended duration or distance unless you explain why.

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