We cannot properly consider claims for preparation where the narrative contains little or no information describing the nature of the work done. You should provide a detailed supporting narrative outlining the nature of the actual work undertaken together with the actual time spent.
It is not appropriate to claim a standard time charge for preparation. You must give us enough information in every case to allow us to form an objective view as to whether
Giving us this information also enables us to objectively identify inappropriate claims for preparation, for example:
You should be in a position, if asked, to produce a detailed note or record summarising the nature of the work done or, if applicable, the nature of the documentation perused, at each stage of the process and the time taken. You should retain and produce, if requested, any contemporaneous record or notes made during preparation.