If required, the Representative may arrange for reasonable compensation for the time spent to prepare and present evidence of witnesses and party experts. The Representative must upon request of the Court or upon reasonable request of a party inform the Court about the extent of that compensation.
Note: While the Court has discretion to give or withhold grounds for such a request, any party should give reasons for their request to avoid unnecessary disclosure or related obligations; whether such request is reasonable is up to the Court. Party experts are included alongside fact witnesses as their role under the Rules of Procedure is to provide for independent evidence. As part of a “reasonable compensation”, appropriate accommodation, travel costs, etc. for preparatory purposes should be allowable.