who should pay for my court appearance as witness/
Auteur du fil: Peng Liu

Peng Liu
Australie
Local time: 06:54
chinois vers anglais
+ ...
Sep 21, 2020

I did some translation for an agency client last year and provided affidavit afterwards, as requested.
Today a court officer contacted me, asking me to go to local court to provide video evidence for a court hearing in Western Australia.
my question is - am I obliged to do this for free, if not, who should pay for my time, the agent, the individual client, local court or WA court?


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Tina Vonhof
Canada
Local time: 13:54
Membre (2006)
néerlandais vers anglais
+ ...
Just a guess Sep 22, 2020

I have never come across this situation, so I can only guess. You would be doing this for the benefit of the end client, so I would approach the agency first and get them to contact the end client. I wouldn't count on being successful but it may be worth a try.

 

freezone (X)
Émirats Arabes Unis
who should pay for my court appearance as witness/ Sep 22, 2020

Haven't encountered this one yet, if that happens I would seek advise from my agent where I got my lawyer

 

Vanda Nissen  Identity Verified
Australie
Local time: 06:54
Membre (2008)
anglais vers russe
+ ...
The agency Sep 22, 2020

I am, actually, surprised they require a physical presence because of the current COVID-19 situation. I was in a similar situation a couple of weeks ago but they were happy for me to do it over the phone. It lasted 10 min., but I sent a bill for one hour (agreed beforehand).

 

Michael Newton  Identity Verified
États-Unis
Local time: 15:54
Membre (2003)
japonais vers anglais
+ ...
Court appearance as a witness Sep 23, 2020

When I have appeared as an expert witness in court, it has always been the client (whom I am supporting) who pays.

 


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