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    • richy4
    • By richy4 15th Jul 17, 6:33 PM
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    Court hearing costs
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    • 15th Jul 17, 6:33 PM
    Court hearing costs 15th Jul 17 at 6:33 PM
    I have a quick question about an upcoming court hearing I am defending at.

    My employer has told me I need to book a day's annual leave in order to attend. I work shifts and this is an 8 hour shift on the day of the hearing.

    In court, I am aware I can claim loss of earnings up to £95. How does this work/calculate in the above scenario where I have lost a days annual leave to attend, this is still a loss to me for which I would like to expect some compensation!
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 15th Jul 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 6:47 PM
    no "compensation" for appearing in court , rules state you can claim upto £95 with proof via wageslips etc , how does the judgre know you are haveing a holiday break ?
    • Cygnus Alpha
    • By Cygnus Alpha 15th Jul 17, 6:52 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 6:52 PM
    Surely you could just book a half day if it is a local court?
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 15th Jul 17, 6:56 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 6:56 PM
    Surely you could just book a half day if it is a local court?
    Originally posted by Cygnus Alpha
    Courts usually involves lots of hanging round.

    Or you cannot rely on them keeping to any appointment times. So risky committing to your employer you will definitely be back at a certain time
    • bargepole
    • By bargepole 15th Jul 17, 7:27 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 7:27 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 7:27 PM
    I have a quick question about an upcoming court hearing I am defending at.

    My employer has told me I need to book a day's annual leave in order to attend. I work shifts and this is an 8 hour shift on the day of the hearing.

    In court, I am aware I can claim loss of earnings up to £95. How does this work/calculate in the above scenario where I have lost a days annual leave to attend, this is still a loss to me for which I would like to expect some compensation!
    Originally posted by richy4
    The rules say £95 for loss of earnings, or leave.

    As one Judge said to a defendant when awarding costs, "No one chooses to take their day off in Brentford"
    Speeding cases fought: 24 (3 of mine, 21 for others). Cases won: 20. Points on licence: 0. Private Parking Court Cases: Won 29. Lost 9.
    • Cygnus Alpha
    • By Cygnus Alpha 15th Jul 17, 7:43 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 7:43 PM
    Courts usually involves lots of hanging round.

    Or you cannot rely on them keeping to any appointment times. So risky committing to your employer you will definitely be back at a certain time
    Originally posted by Quentin
    Agreed. My cases have always been scheduled for the afternoon so I never had to worry about that.
    • Coupon-mad
    • By Coupon-mad 15th Jul 17, 8:58 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 8:58 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 8:58 PM
    I have a quick question about an upcoming court hearing I am defending at.

    My employer has told me I need to book a day's annual leave in order to attend. I work shifts and this is an 8 hour shift on the day of the hearing.

    In court, I am aware I can claim loss of earnings up to £95. How does this work/calculate in the above scenario where I have lost a days annual leave to attend, this is still a loss to me for which I would like to expect some compensation!
    Originally posted by richy4
    Yes you can claim for loss of leave. This is covered in the NEWBIES thread post #2, with a link to the CPR rule to quote.
    PRIVATE PCN? DON'T PAY BUT DO NOT IGNORE IT TWO Clicks needed for advice:
    Top of the page: Home>>Forums>Household & Travel>Motoring>Parking Tickets, Fines & Parking - read the 'NEWBIES' FAQS thread!
    Advice to ignore is WRONG, unless in Scotland/NI.

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