Providing sufficient narrative information for the assessment of account entries

The narrative should be sufficient to determine the nature and the reasonableness of the work.

Every entry does not require a lengthy, detailed narrative, but the narrative should be sufficient to:

  • Make clear what happened.
  • Justify the associated charge.

Setting out account entries: essential information you must provide

Accounts work items should:

  • Be in chronological order.
  • Show any travel, waiting, meetings and attendances at court (where appropriate) separately.
  • Always show the actual time, in time-based entries.
  • Provide the status, qualified or unqualified, of the person carrying out the work.

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