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County Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Costs where no notice of intention to defend is served and judgment is marked under Order 12

Table 3:

Plaintiff’s Costs

In actions where amount decreed—Where sum claimed and costs specified in civil bill not paid within 21 days of service
(1)(2)
1.

Where the sum claimed is paid within 21 days of service of civil bill the sum for costs specified in column 2 to be reduced by 50%. See Rule 14(1) of Order 55.

2.

For each copy civil bill required for service after first add 90p to costs. See Order 55, Rule 13.

3.

Where service of civil bill effected by post under Rule 3(2)(b) of Order 6 the solicitor is entitled to £2·06 inclusive of outlay in lieu of process server’s fee. See Order 55, Rule 17.

4.

See Part IX (“Miscellaneous Costs”) of this Appendix for application of this Table to proceedings under Part VIII of the Judgments Enforcement (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 and under the Hire Purchase Acts.

5.

Where in any undefended action under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 the amount decreed exceeds £15,000, the costs may be increased by such amounts as the district judge thinks proper having regard to the amount involved or the importance or difficulty of the case, provided that the total amount allowed for costs shall not exceed £306.

Solicitor travelling to attend a court—

(a)

20 to 50 miles from the solicitor’s office or, where the solicitor’s firm practises from more than one office, from the office which dealt with the proceedings is entitled to an additional sum of £16·60;

(b)

more than 50 miles from the solicitor’s office or, where the solicitor’s firm practises from more than one office, from the office which dealt with the proceedings is entitled to an additional sum of £33·24.

Where a solicitor has conducted more than one case on the same day at the same venue, this fee may be claimed once only and the fee shall be divided proportionately over the number of cases conducted by the solicitor.

(i)does not exceed £500

£57

(ii)exceeds £500 but does not exceed £1,000

£90

(iii)exceeds £1,000 but does not exceed £2,000

£113

(iv)exceeds £2,000 but does not exceed £3,000

£129

(v)exceeds £3,000 but does not exceed £4,000

£142

(vi)exceeds £4,000 but does not exceed £5,000

£157

(vii)exceeds £5,000 but does not exceed £6,000

£175

(viii)exceeds £6,000 but does not exceed £7,000

£191

(ix)exceeds £7,000 but does not exceed £8,000

£206

(x)exceeds £8,000 but does not exceed £9,000

£219

(xi)exceeds £9,000 but does not exceed £10,000

£231

(xii)exceeds £10,000 but does not exceed £12,500

£251

(xiii)exceeds £12,500 but does not exceed £15,000

£277

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