Travel time

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    Payment rules

    Where the distance to be travelled (including air travel) by the service provider (excluding process servers) is more than 35 kilometres round trip from the service provider’s office to the location, travelling time is claimable at the rate detailed in the scale of fees.

    Travelling time is not payable in conjunction with the prison visit grants of aid as these grants is designed to compensate the practitioner for the time spent travelling to prison.

    If the practitioner interviews a client who is in custody via video-link and travels a distance of more than 35km to conduct the interview they may claim travel time and expenses but may not claim the prison visit fee.

    Process servers are unable to claim travel time as the grants of aid that issue to process servers includes an allowance for the travel time required to serve the documents.

    Last updated 7 December 2015