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The Civil Legal Services (Remuneration) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

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PART 4Other Proceedings in the County Court

Table 1:

Ordinary Civil Bill Scales – Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Remuneration

Department’s assessment of value of the claimSolicitorCounsel
Does not exceed £1,000£538£180
Exceeds £1,000 but does not exceed £2,500
£1,136£263
Exceeds £2,500 but does not exceed £5,000
£1,614£383
Exceeds £5,000 but does not exceed £7,500
£2,092£478
Exceeds £7,500 but does not exceed £10,000
£2,391£562
Exceeds £10,000 but does not exceed £12,500
£2,630£640
Exceeds £12,500 but does not exceed £15,000
£2,869£718
Exceeds £15,000 but does not exceed £20,000
£3,876£842
Exceeds £20,000 but does not exceed £25,000
£4,253£953
Exceeds £25,000 but does not exceed £30,000
£4,692£1,060
Drafting notice for, or replies to notice for, particulars – payable to either the solicitor or counsel£43
Drafting interrogatories, or answers to interrogatories, as certified by the judge
£70£70
Additional Days50% of solicitor’s scale fee on the amount claimed or decreed, as appropriate, not exceeding £60050% of counsel’s scale fee on the amount claimed or decreed, as appropriate

Table 2:

Equity Civil Bill Scales – Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Remuneration

Where value of the personalty and / or landsSolicitor’s FeeCounsel’s Fee – for advising proceedings/defence, settling the equity civil bill and advising proofsCounsel’s Fee – on hearing of equity civil bill or petition
Does not exceed £5,000
£538£92£267
Exceeds £5,000 but does not exceed £10,000
£1,136£124£342
Exceeds £10,000 but does not exceed £15,000
£1,614£152£458
Exceeds £15,000 but does not exceed £20,000
£2,092£200£534
Exceeds £20,000 but does not exceed £25,000
£2,391£230£612
Exceeds £25,000 but does not exceed £35,000
£2,630£301£763
Exceeds £35,000 but does not exceed £45,000
£2,869£369£917
Additional Days50% of solicitor’s scale fee on the amount claimed or decreed, as appropriate, not exceeding £600N/A50% of counsel’s scale fee on the amount claimed or decreed, as appropriate

Table 3:

Ejectment proceedings for the Recovery of property – Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Remuneration

Item of WorkSolicitorCounsel
Proceedings for the recovery of possession of premises by a statutory body£132£64
In other cases, where valuation does not exceed £4,060£321£123
In other cases, where valuation exceeds £4,060£458£230
Additional days50% of solicitor’s scale fee on the amount claimed or decreed, as appropriate, not exceeding £60050% of counsel’s scale fee on the amount claimed or decreed, as appropriate

Table 4:

Plaintiff’s Remuneration in Remitted Actions

Amount decreed (or value of case as assessed by Department)SolicitorCounsel
Does not exceed £1,000£538£180
Exceeds £1,000 but does not exceed £2,500
£1,136£263
Exceeds £2,500 but does not exceed £5,000
£1,614£383
Exceeds £5,000 but does not exceed £7,500
£2,092£478
Exceeds £7,500 but does not exceed £10,000
£2,391£562
Exceeds £10,000 but does not exceed £12,500
£2,630£640
Exceeds £12,500 but does not exceed £15,000
£2,869£718
Exceeds £15,000 but does not exceed £20,000
£3,876£842
Exceeds £20,000 but does not exceed £25,000
£4,253£953
Exceeds 25,000 but does not exceed £30,000
£4,692£1,060
Drafting notice for, or replies to notice for, particulars –payable to either the solicitor or counsel£43
Drafting interrogatories, or answers to interrogatories, as certified by the judge
£70£70
Additional Days50% of solicitor’s scale fee on the amount claimed or decreed, as appropriate, not exceeding £60050% of counsel’s scale fee on the amount claimed or decreed, as appropriate

Table 5:

Defendant’s Remuneration in Remitted Actions

Item of WorkSolicitorCounsel
Fee Payable£2869£718
Drafting notice for, or replies to notice for, particulars –payable to either the solicitor or counsel, as certified by the judge£43
Additional Days50% of solicitor’s scale fee on the amount claimed or decreed, as appropriate, not exceeding £60050% of counsel’s scale fee on the amount claimed or decreed, as appropriate

Table 6:

Interlocutory Applications

Item of WorkSolicitor>Counsel
Instruction, drawing Notice of Motion etc.£118.56£118.56
Attending before Judge on notice or ex-parte£59.28£59.28
Drawing up list of documents under Order 15£42.07£42.07

Table 7:

Occasional Costs

Item of WorkRate
Affidavit of Service£2.72
Other Affidavit£1.12
Preparing Recognizance£3.12
Drawing, issuing and serving a witness summons£9.10
Drawing costs and copies£6.74 per page
Attending taxation£11.39 per hour

Table 8:

Limited Certificates

Item of WorkSolicitorCounsel
Counsel’s Opinion£75£30
- up to 5 pages£75£50
- up to 7 pages£75£65
Engineer’s Report£100N/A
Engineer’s Report (no details provided)£75N/A
Medical Report£50N/A
Issue and service of Civil Bill, Replies and Discovery£200N/A
Stamp Duty£50N/A
Stamp Duty with other limitation£100N/A
Discovery£50N/A

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