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Expert Witness Fees - The facts

There are many issues surrounding the agreement, billing and payment of Expert Witness fees that have important ramifications for both the solicitor or other instructing party and the Expert Witness. In the current climate of austerity the problems of agreeing fees and then getting paid promptly have never been more acute.

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Private versus Public funded Expert Witnesses

Private versus Public funded Expert Witnesses When receiving an enquiry or instruction from a solicitor the first distinction to make is that of work that is publicly funded, usually by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA), and that which is being paid for privately. In the case of publicly funded work…

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Should Experts Witnesses accept privately funded cases?

Should Experts Witnesses accept privately funded cases? One thing that we have noticed since the changes to the Legal Aid system, which meant that some parties/cases are no longer eligible for public funding, is that we are increasingly seeing a mixture of public and private funding within the same instruction….

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Who is responsible for paying Expert Witness fees?

Who is responsible for paying Expert Witness fees? A much misunderstood point is that, irrespective of whether the Expert’s Fees are being met with public or private funds, the Expert Witness’s contract is with the instructing party(s). In Publicly funded cases, where the client is entitled to Legal Aid, it…

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How to get paid as an Expert Witness

How to get paid as an Expert Witness It is very important that Expert Witnesses consider the key factors in negotiating terms with an instruction party prior to accepting a case. Below is a list of things to consider: Set clear terms and conditions and confirm that the instructing party(s)…

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Unfortunately not, we only work business to business, through solicitors, local authorities, CPS, case management companies and schools. If you are a private individual looking for a psychologist please speak with your solicitor, school, GP or insurer.

If you wish to locate a Psychologist yourself then visit the British Psychological Society’s website at https://www.bps.org.uk/

Yes. All our Psychologists are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and/or the British Psychological Society, have been through enhanced DBS checks, undertake CPD and have professional and indemnity insurance.

In addition to this we undertake a thorough vetting process prior to accepting applications from Psychologists to join us, so that you don’t have to.

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All of our Psychologists are highly qualified and experience, with quality at the hear of everything that they do.

Our Client Managers are responsible for ensuring reports are delivered within the timescales needed, but all reports are 100% proofread and quality checked to ensure all questions are answered, that the report fulfils the purpose needed and that any recommendations are comprehensive and clear.

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Absolutely not! Our service is based on providing excellent value – and added value.

Not only will we secure you an appropriately qualified and experienced Psychologist for your case without all the time and hassle of searching for one yourself, but we’ll handle all administration, bookings and ensure you get the report on time plus you’ll have a dedicated client manager at your beck and call too.

So you get competitive prices and all our extra support at no extra cost, meaning you save yourself time and money.

The cost of a report can vary according to whether the case is public or privately funded, psychiatry or psychology, how many individuals are being assessed and other factors.

Our Client Managers will take a full brief at the outset, be mindful of your budget and provide you with a tailored quote upfront, so you will have peace of mind there will be no hidden costs.

Our fees are competitive and we offer fixed prices for Schools, Case Managers and insurers as well as working within Legal Aid rates for Expert Witness cases.