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County Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Solicitor’s costsWhere the Principle of Allowance by Percentage or Commission does not apply

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1. For taking instructions for civil bill or defence, advising thereon, taking instructions for hearing, advising proofs, and instructing counsel when employed.8197109137165188203216229241
2. For drawing civil bill or statement of defence and copy for service, and instructing counsel when employed.53658995113134152170187204
3. For entering civil bill or defence, and attending the hearing, with or without counsel, and for all other costs up to the decree, and taking out same.162195250265304342414482545609
4. In cases of account or inquiry — on further hearing, in addition to the above, for entering the matter, attending further hearing with or without counsel and taking out the order thereon.162195250265304342414482545609
5. For confirmation of certificate on account or inquiry where no application to vary a sum not exceeding—53658995113134158181203224
6. Trustee Act (Northern Ireland) 1958: Order 28. For instructions and attendances, drawing, engrossing and filing an affidavit for the purpose of payment of money, transfer of stock, or deposit of security, obtaining the certificate, paying the money, transferring the stock, or depositing the security and all other costs.108145189240288329355379402424
7. For all work incident to obtaining an order to invest under Order 28 or Order 45 or for payment of income under Order 45—
Where the application is ex parte8197125132151170202216229241
Where the application is on notice81100127139162181237289338287
For the purposes of items 1, 2 and 3 the expression “civil bill” includes any summons or petition initiating proceedings but does not include a petition at item 8.
8. For all work incident to obtaining an order for payment out or distribution of funds—
Where the application is ex parte8197125132151170202216229241
Where the application is on notice or by petition108145189240288329355379402424
9. For all work in connection with an application to the Accountant General under Court Funds Rules.274953768295111127141156
10. Costs in the office of the Chief Clerk— To the solicitor for the plaintiff, petitioner, or party having the carriage of the proceedings. In all cases of account or inquiry directed by any decree or order to be taken or made before any officer of the court, and in lieu of all other costs incurred between the primary decree and the termination of the taking of such account or the making of such inquiry, here shall be allowed to the solicitor for the plaintiff, petitioner, or party having the carriage of the proceedings, as the case may be, such sums as having regard to Rule 9 of Order 55 the taxing officer shall consider reasonable but not exceeding (save by direction of the Judge).298490671854102611701259134314211499
11. To the solicitor for the defendant or respondent.
In all cases of account or inquiry directed by any decree or order to be taken or made before the officer of the court, and in lieu of all other costs incurred between the date of the primary decree and the termination of the taking of such account or the making of such inquiry, there shall be allowed to each party (other than the party having carriage of the proceedings) on the taxation of the costs, regard being had to the work properly performed, such sum as the officer thinks reasonable or just, not exceeding the allowance to the plaintiff, petitioner or other party having carriage of the proceedings, hereinbefore provided.
OCCASIONAL COSTS
Receivers
12. For all work in connection with the appointment of a receiver and the completion of the security, a sum not exceeding—108145189245267289316342265388
13. For instructions for the account of a receiver, drawing and preparing the same, and all attendances to lodge, vouch and pass the same, and the distribution or application of the balance, a sum not exceeding—108145189245267289316342365388
Interlocutory Applications and Attendances
14. For all work in connection with an interlocutory application and the order thereon, a sum not exceeding—53658995113134152170187204
Letters
15. For writing a letter a reasonable time before the institution of proceedings.3·903·903·903·903·903·903·903·903·903·90
Drafts and Copies
16. For drawing and engrossing any document not otherwise provided for, 38p per folio.
17. For copies of all necessary documents used in court, or required by the Judge or briefed, per folio.0·200·200·200·200·200·200·200·200·200·20
For carbons or duplicates, per folio.0·110·110·110·110·110·110·110·110·110·11

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