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Costs

The Directive provides that the following costs should be borne by the legal aid authority in the jurisdiction where the proceedings are occurring:

  • interpretation;
  • translation of the documents required by the court or by the competent authority and presented by the recipient which are necessary for the resolution of the case; and
  • travel costs to be borne by the applicant where the physical presence of the persons concerned with the presentation of the applicant's case is required in court by the law or by the court of that Member State and the court decides that the persons concerned cannot be heard to the satisfaction of the court by any other means.

 However we will not bear excessive travel costs. The solicitor applying for the amended certificate to cover the costs of travel should agree the costs of travel in advance.