Expert Witness Reports
Our normal rate for expert witnesses is £65 per hour. Much of the work will however be against a fixed quote and experts tend not to watch the clock, effectiveness more important than revenue.
We try to take into account the circumstances of a case. As Civil Justice Council guidelines suggest, cost should be proportionate to the value of a case, although this is no reason not to carry out work thoroughly and fairly.
Cases within the small claims track are an example of costs needing to be rational, with regard to the amount of the claim and the limit on recoverable costs. We will seek to work within this limit.
Additional Points To Note
Expenses are charged at a reasonable rate, for example 45p per mile, or standard rail fare for travelling. We reserve the right to charge travelling time at half rate where substantial distance is involved and for overnight stays.
Both are often avoided and similarly, being asked to attend court to give evidence is uncommon. Where this applies, our charge is £500 per day and we will trim this to a half day when feasible.
Clear invoices are issued in all cases and for reports of all types, we will normally request a deposit. As with every charge we make, this will always be notified in advance of any work commencing.