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Witness expenses for going to court

Last updated: 25 May 2017

How to claim expenses

If you've been 'cited' to appear at court as a witness, you may be entitled to claim some expenses.

Being 'cited' means you've been sent an official letter – called a 'citation' – telling you to come to court and give evidence as a witness.

Information on how to claim expenses and an expenses claim form can be found on the back of the citation.

Read over your citation carefully and take it with you when you go to court. Make sure you fill in the expenses claim form on the back of your citation to claim expenses from the person who cited you as a witness.

Depending on what type of court case it is, the person who sends you a citation will be:

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Witness expenses for going to court
How to claim expenses