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FAMILY LAW RULES 2004 - RULE 26.20

Conduct money and witnesses expenses

             (1)  A person (other than a relevant person) who, in accordance with a summons, attends an examination to give evidence or produce documents is entitled to be paid:

                     (a)  enough conduct money to cover the reasonable expenses of travelling from and to the place where the person lives, and any reasonable accommodation expenses; and

                     (b)  reasonable expenses for the person's attendance as a witness.

             (2)  The expenses must be paid by the applicant for the summons.

             (3)  The expenses mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) must be paid a reasonable time before the person is to attend the examination.

             (4)  In this rule:

"conduct money " means a sum of money or its equivalent, such as pre-paid travel, sufficient to meet a person's reasonable expenses of attending an examination and returning after so attending.

   



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