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Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 4) (Fees of Solicitors) 2012

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1.—(1) This Act of Sederunt may be cited as the Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session Amendment No. 4) (Fees of Solicitors) 2012 and comes into force on 5th November 2012.

(2) A certified copy of this Act of Sederunt is to be inserted in the Books of Sederunt.

Amendment of the Rules of the Court of Session

2.  The Rules of the Court of Session 1994(1) are amended in accordance with paragraph 3.

Table of fees

3.—(1) Subject to subparagraph (6), the table of fees in rule 42.16(2) is amended in accordance with the following subparagraphs.

(2) In paragraph 1 of Chapter I (table of detailed charges, framing documents)—

(a)in subparagraph (a) after “affidavits” insert “, witness summaries and witness statements”;

(b)for subparagraph (c) substitute—

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(c)Framing affidavits and (where ordered by the court) witness summaries and witness statements, per sheet35.70

(3) In Part V of Chapter III (defended actions)—

(a)in paragraph 1A (work before action commences) for “£438.20” substitute “£699.30”;

(b)in paragraph 5 (precognitions and (where ordered by the court) witness summaries etc.)—

(i)for subparagraph (b) substitute—

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(b)All work in connection with preparation and lodging of affidavits and (where ordered by the court) witness summaries and witness statements, per sheet77.70

(ii)for the heading substitute “Precognitions, affidavits and (where ordered by the court) witness summaries and witness statements”.

(4) In Part VA of Chapter III (defended personal injuries actions etc.) in paragraph 2 (pre-litigation fee) for “£437.35” substitute “£699.30”.

(5) In Chapter IV (transcripts of evidence etc.), notes 1 and 2 are omitted.

(6) This paragraph does not affect fees chargeable for work done, or outlays incurred, before 5th November 2012.

BRIAN GILL

Lord President

I.P.D.

Edinburgh

4th October 2012

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