Expert witness fees
Since Kim has now retired from
expert witness work, these are relevant only to outstanding work on
instructions accepted before Novemebr 2017.
|Professional services (e.g. report/inspection/conference
||£190 per hour
|Travel by motor car
||£140 per hour
|Travel by public transport
||£110 per hour
||£1200 per day
|Expenses (travel fares, hotels, etc.)
Examples of typical inclusive ranges (depending on volume of
documentation, distance and complexity of inspections etc) are as
||£300 - £700
||£1250 - £4500
|Report with site visit
£2500 - £6000
|Prepare joint statement
||£400 - £1200
||£600 - £1500
A single joint expert report will be invoiced 50:50
between Claimant and Defendant solicitors (unless instructed
Additional charges for routine correspondence and telephone are
not normally made, but items such as DVDs,
photography and extensive copying are chargeable. Worksite
visits or Court attendance that require overnight stay may attract
an extra charge.
Items such as answering written questions, attendance at
conference, discussions between experts, letters of comment, and
revisions to reports in the light of further evidence are charged
at the hourly rate of £190.
Cancellation charges are applied for late cancellation of court
and inspection bookings as follows:
1-2 working days @ 100%; 3-7 working days @ 75%; 8-14 working days
Invoicing is at completion of each element of the case, with
settlement due 21 days.
[Instructions where experts' fees are contingent on outcome
cannot be accepted. Claimant's solicitors who are working under
contingency fee arrangements and wish to discuss staged payment of
fees should do so prior to issuing formal instructions].