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I've been summoned to court as a witness for a company that I do some subbing for. The hearing is booked in for three days next week.

 

Today I've recived a cheque for the grand sum of £120 to cover travelling expenses to and from court and includes an amount by way of compensation for loss of time.

 

Now, this nowhere near covers what I'm going to loose by not working those three days. So, my question is, who makes up the shortfall?, or do I loose out and just have to suffer it?

 

I've got a conference call with the Barrister tomorrow and will ask him. I was just wondering if anyone could shed some light on the situation?

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They will normally ask to see proof of earnings for the year ie from Tax return and base it on that , you will hear all sort of stories of mates telling you to say you had a big job planned etc and going to loose thousands. Take no notice.

 

Ste

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I've been summoned to court as a witness for a company that I do some subbing for. The hearing is booked in for three days next week.

 

Today I've recived a cheque for the grand sum of £120 to cover travelling expenses to and from court and includes an amount by way of compensation for loss of time.

 

Now, this nowhere near covers what I'm going to loose by not working those three days. So, my question is, who makes up the shortfall?, or do I loose out and just have to suffer it?

 

I've got a conference call with the Barrister tomorrow and will ask him. I was just wondering if anyone could shed some light on the situation?

 

Hi EGGS IN YOUR case BILL them mate as your out of pocket thanks Jon

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Had two days in an Oxford court as witness for another subby that was having client grief. Got paid for the two days, travelling and even the park and ride money. Its just as well he won the day :001_smile:

 

Bob

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Had two days in an Oxford court as witness for another subby that was having client grief. Got paid for the two days, travelling and even the park and ride money. Its just as well he won the day :001_smile:

 

Bob

 

Hey Bod, did you get a cheque along with the summons? Also did you get further payment on the second day of the hearing? ThAnKs Bod EgG.

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Hi EGGS IN YOUR case BILL them mate as your out of pocket thanks Jon

 

Bill who? The company that I'm a witness for, can I do that legally?

 

I've looked on the Interweb and can't find anything that clearly states what a self employed person is entitled to claim.

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I've had same problem, I lost out big time. I think the people who set the expenses level are 10 years behind the times

 

I feared this would be the case.

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