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County Court (Amendment) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Part IOrdinary civil bills

Table 1:

Plaintiff’s Costs

In actions where amount decreed—Solicitor’s costs
(1)(2)

(i)does not exceed £500

£156

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

£384

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

£613

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

£841

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

£1,033

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

£1,168

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

£1,302

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

£1,424

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

£1,535

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

£1,635

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

£1,724

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

£1,870

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

£2,055
In actions where amount decreed—Counsel’s fee
(1)(3)
1.

This Table does not apply to actions for defamation.

2.

Counsel travelling to attend a court—

(a)

20 to 50 miles from the Head Post Office, Belfast, is entitled to an additional sum of £16·60;

(b)

more than 50 miles from the Head Post Office, Belfast, is entitled to an additional sum of £33·24.

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 or counsel 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 or counsel.

3.

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

4.

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.

5.

For drafting a reply to a notice for further particulars, the solicitor or counsel, as the case may be, is entitled to an additional sum of £19·47. This item is only to be allowed against the other party in actions where the amount claimed exceeds £2,000 and the allowance is recorded in the court minute book.

6.

For each day or part of a day on which a trial or hearing is continued after the first day—

(a)

counsel is entitled to an additional sum equivalent to one third of the scale fee;

(b)

a solicitor in attendance is entitled to an additional sum equivalent to one third of counsel’s scale fee.

7.

Where in any action or application under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 the amount decreed exceeds £15,000, the costs may be increased by such amounts as the Judge thinks proper having regard to the amount involved or the importance or difficulty of the case.

(i) does not exceed £500£48
(ii) exceeds £500 but does not exceed £1,000£100
(iii) exceeds £1,000 but does not exceed £2,000£140
(iv) exceeds £2,000 but does not exceed £3,000£186
(v)exceeds £3,000 but does not exceed £4,000£218
(vi) exceeds £4,000 but does not exceed £5,000£247
(vii) exceeds £5,000 but does not exceed £7,500£344
(viii) exceeds £7,500 but does not exceed £10,000£401
(ix) exceeds £10,000 but does not exceed £12,500£458
(x) exceeds £12,500 but does not exceed £15,000£516

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