Costs - Annex 3a

Legal Guidance

Expert Witnesses -Scales of Guidance

Current rates: Effective from 15 September 2008

Expert Witnesses:

1. Consultant Medical Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Pathologist

Preparation (per hour) - £70 - £100
Attendance at court (full day) - £346 - £500

2. Fire Expert (assessor) Explosives Expert

Preparation (per hour) - £50 - £75
Attendance at court (full day) - £255 - £365

3. Forensic Scientist, Surveyor, Accountant, Medical Practitioner, Architect, Document Examiner, Meteorologist, Engineer, Veterinary Surgeon

Preparation (per hour) - £47 - £100
Attendance at court (full day) - £226 - £490

4. Fingerprint

Preparation (per hour) - £32 - £52
Attendance at court (full day) - £153 - £256

Others:

5. Interpreter

See separate guidance for current rates for face-to-face interpreters.