The Table of Fees in Part 2 of Schedule 3 of the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1996 provides for a fee for taking and drawing precognitions.
There is no framing charge under advice and assistance.
We only need and will pay for a brief, focussed precognition that addresses:
We are not required to determine the respective merits or demerits of the parties’ positions, so do not require any details to this effect.
We shall only pay for the precognition or the part of the precognition relevant to the person’s own account of events, restricted to the salient facts.
We may abate a precognition or reduce the number of sheets where it was not necessary, or where it contains any extraneous or unnecessary information, including:
It is not appropriate to frame a precognition as a matter of routine and which simply reflects the instructions from the client on various matters. This is more correctly contained within a file note. This is included within the time charge for a meeting or telephone call and it remains on your file for further use. It need not form part of a precognition for which a separate framing charge is payable in appropriate circumstances.