Legal Services Commission
The Legal Services Commission states that any client who has the benefit of a Representation Order can apply for Prior Authority for the costs of the transcript.
Police Station interview and video tapes can easily be transcribed by your in house staff. However, these costs are not recoverable as they are considered to be part of the running costs of the office.
Let your staff continue with their essential day-to-day tasks and have us do the transcriptions for you - applications for Prior Authority are rarely turned down for transcripts.
In our experience applications for Prior Authority are rarely turned down for transcripts.
Our experience in preparing matters for trial makes us acutely aware that a case can stand or fall on the interview of a defendant, making accuracy of the transcription absolutely essential.
The CDS4: Application for prior authority to incur disbursements in criminal cases form can be downloaded from The Legal Services Commission website as follows: