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The Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Amendment Regulations 2004

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Regulation 7

SCHEDULE

Regulation 7

SCHEDULEDESCRIPTION OF WORK AND FEES FOR CALCULATING REMUNERATION OF SOLICITORS IN THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL AND IN THE HIGH, SHERIFF AND DISTRICT COURTS

TABLE OF FEES

Summary ProcedureSolemn Procedure

1.  The fee for–

(a)any time up to the first half hour spent by a solicitor conducting a trial in court or conducting another hearing;

£27.40£31.50

(b)each quarter hour (or part thereof) subsequent to the first half hour spent in so conducting a trial or other hearing.

£13.70£15.75

2.  The fee for each quarter hour (or part thereof) spent by a solicitor in waiting time or meeting with the client, provided that any time is additional to the total time charged for under paragraph 1 above.

£10.55£11.05

3.  The fee for–

(a)each quarter hour (or part thereof) spent by a solicitor in carrying out work other than that prescribed in paragraphs 1, 2 and 4 to 6 hereof, provided that any time is additional to the total time charged for under paragraphs 1 and 2 above;

£10.55£10.55

(b)each quarter hour (or part thereof) spent by a solicitor’s clerk in carrying out work other than that prescribed in paragraphs 4 to 6 hereof.

£5.25£5.25

4.  The fee for–

(a)each citation of a witness including execution thereof;

(b)framing and drawing precognitions and other necessary papers, subject to paragraph 5(c) – per sheet (or part thereof);

(c)instructing messengers at arms and sheriff officers, including examining execution and settling fee;

(d)lengthy telephone calls (of over 4 and up to 10 minutes' duration); and

(e)letters, including instructions to counsel – per page (or part thereof), subject to paragraph 5(b) below,

in each of paragraphs (a) (e).£6.00£6.00

5.  The fee for–

(a)attendance at court offices for performance of formal work including each necessary lodging in or uplifting from court or each necessary inquiry for documents due to be lodged;

(b)short letters of a formal nature, intimations and letters confirming telephone calls;

(c)framing formal papers, including inventories and title pages – per sheet (or part thereof);

(d)revising papers drawn by counsel or where revisal ordered by court – per 5 sheets (or part thereof); and

(e)short telephone calls (of up to 4 minutes' duration),

in each of paragraphs (a) (e).£2.40£2.40

6.  Where a document is copied and it is necessary to take a copy of more than 20 sheets (whether 20 of one sheet, 5 of 4 sheets or whatever) for each sheet copied a fee of

£0.08£0.08

Interpretation

7.  In this Schedule–

“court” means the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, the High Court, the sheriff court or the district court as the case may be;

a “sheet” shall consist of 250 words or numbers; and

a “page” shall consist of 125 words or numbers.

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