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County Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Party and party costs in appeals under Article 16 of the Criminal Injuries (Compensation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

Table 4:

A. Appellant’s Costs

Where the amount awarded is greater than the Secretary of State’s determination and does not exceed—Solicitor’s costsCounsel’s fee
(1)(2)(3)
£££

NOTE:

1.

Where a case is settled more than 2 days prior to the court hearing, 85% of the appropriate amount in column (3) of the above table is payable as counsel’s fee.

2.

Where the Judge considers it was proper for an applicant to instruct senior as well as junior counsel, the senior counsel’s fee will be one and a half times the appropriate figure in column (3) of the above table.

3.

Where the amount awarded is in excess of £250,000 the Judge shall, unless the parties otherwise agree, certify the amount of solicitor’s costs and the amount allowed for counsel’s fees.

4.

Where the case is one of exceptional complexity or difficulty the Judge may certify an amount exceeding the scale figures in columns (2) or (3) of the above table.

5.

Nothing in this table or note shall derogate from the provisions of Rule 4 of Order 54 or Article 16(3) of the Criminal Injuries (Compensation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988(1).

6.

The scale of solicitor’s costs in column (2) of the above table is inclusive of any costs (but not expenses) payable under Article 13(2) of the Criminal Injuries (Compensation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 in respect of making out and verifying the claim to compensation up to the date of the Secretary of State’s determination.

7.
(a)

Where a solicitor conducts an appeal without counsel he shall, if the Judge so allows, be entitled to an enhancement of his costs in addition to the scale costs in column (2) of the above table; and

(b)

the amount of any such enhancement so allowed shall be in the discretion of the Judge, but shall not exceed 50% of the scale fee in column (3) of the above table to which counsel, if conducting the appeal, would have been entitled.

50019580
750270109
1,000337128
2,000368142
3,000386157
4,000416172
5,000435187
6,000455191
7,000474197
8,000492205
9,000512214
10,000532223
15,000611246
20,000704280
25,000803304
30,000897329
35,000995367
40,0001,093405
45,0001,189444
50,0001,283485
60,0001,401528
70,0001,545597
80,0001,740683
90,0001,932772
100,0002,126862
125,0002,4161,005
150,0002,5111,070
175,0002,6101,126
200,0002,7051,182
225,0002,8051,233
250,0002,9001,284

B. Respondent’s Costs

1.  Where an appeal is dismissed, the Judge may order the appellant to pay to the Secretary of State an amount for his solicitor’s costs or counsel’s fees.

2.  Where he does so, that amount shall, in default of agreement, be such as the Judge may determine, whether equal to or less than the costs actually incurred or the fees paid by the Secretary of State in resisting the appeal.

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