Fees for attending court
A medical witness is entitled to a fee for attending court. The amount of these fees is usually a matter for the court to determine. In many circumstances, court scales govern the amount payable to medical practitioners. It is possible in some cases to ask the court to fix the fee at the conclusion of your evidence. This practice is rare and the fee is usually dealt with by the lawyers after conclusion of the case.
The fee fixed by a court will usually reflect the time you are away from your practice but will generally not fully compensate for cancelled appointments. Your medical college or the Australian Medical Association will have information available to assist you in preparing your account.