What supporting information will be needed to justify fees charged

In support of fees claimed you must make and retain appropriate file notes, recording:

  • The name of the solicitor or unqualified person undertaking the work.
  • Name of client or witness.
  • Identifier to link to the relevant case file.
  • Detail of work done (for example, you should not simply state “perusal” or “preparation” but should include a description of the document(s) considered and their length).
  • Start and finish times and duration of work done (except correspondence).

You are also required to retain copies of correspondence, documentation received throughout a case e.g. reports and social work records etc.


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