Outlays for professional witnesses cited to attend court
We view a professional witness as a person practicing as:
A member of the legal or medical profession.
A dentist, veterinary surgeon, accountant or other similarly qualified person who attends to give evidence in a professional capacity.
In order to assess a claim, we require to know:
The name and designation of the witness.
The time engaged.
The basis for the fee sought.
Details of any necessary travel etc.
Any vouching for outlays that have been incurred.
Outlays are not payable for the taking of a police statement. Should you be charged a fee, we will require you to provide confirmation that the police are aware of the nature of the case i.e. a children’s referral, along with submission of the outlay.
We have published guidance on the level of fees that we will pay for interpreting and translation services.
The guidance includes:
Maximum hourly rate payable.
Travel and subsistence.
Preparing invoices (including a pro-forma invoice).