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A decision to refuse a request for a prison visit may be appealed to a senior grants officer.
The prison visit fee is not available where the attendance on the defendant is in the court/police cells or via video-link.
The prison visit fee is designed to compensate the practitioner for the time spent travelling to the prison and for managing the administrative arrangements associated with the prison visit. The actual conference time is covered in the base preparation fee for the case.
When conducting a prison visit an articled clerk is paid at 50% of the solicitor’s rates.