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The only reason for initial refusal was as quoted - mileage rate generous.
and following my letter seeking review that the other experts claim was not determinative of his ruling.
Sorry I should have explained.
The trial was due to start on a Wednesday for 3 days and was delayed due to a previous trial running over and did not start until the Thursday.
I had a previous family commitment on the Friday and therefore unavailable, my instructing sols and the Court were aware.
As usual the trial did not commence on time on the Thursday and I did not give my evidence. I was order to return on the Monday (hence the travel time of 20 hours over two journeys) and a stop over was impractical.
IF I did take action for Judical Review are my costs recoverable if I succeed? If not there seems little point as the loss is only £1200.00.