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Public Guardian practice note: Claiming deputy travel costs
Date:2 JUN 2017
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Guidance for solicitor and public authority deputies on claiming fixed amounts for travel costs.


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The Office of the Public Guardian has issued a practice note to explain its interpretation of the Court of Protection’s practice direction on fixed costs (which was updated on 1 April 2017), including what travel costs cover when acting in Court of Protection proceedings and how to calculate travel costs.


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The Practice Note sets out:
  • Deputies’ responsibilities over costs
  • What should travel costs cover?
  • Travel costs for more than one member of staff
  • How to calculate travel costs
Click here to view the practice note.