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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2012 No. 293

Sheriff Court

The Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2012

Made

30th October 2012

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

31st October 2012

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 of the Courts of Law Fees (Scotland) Act 1895(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

Citation, commencement and effect

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Sheriff Court Fees Amendment Order 2012 and, subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), comes into force on 10th December 2012.

(2) Article 2(11)(b) and Schedule 2 come into force, and article 2(11)(a) and Schedule 1 cease to have effect, on 1st April 2013.

(3) Article 2(11)(c) and Schedule 3 come into force, and article 2(10)(b) and Schedule 2 cease to have effect, on 1st April 2014.

Amendment of the Sheriff Court Fees Order 1997

2.  (1)  The Sheriff Court Fees Order 1997(2) is amended in accordance with the following paragraphs.

(2) In article 2(3), for “26, 27 and 30” substitute “24, 25 and 28”.

(3) After article 3 insert—

3A.  No act is required of the sheriff clerk or the auditor of court in connection with a matter specified in relation to any fee prior to the payment of that fee or an arrangement being entered into for payment of that fee..

(4) In article 4(1) for “7, 18 and 25” substitute “8, 16 and 23”.

(5) For article 4(2) substitute—

(2) The matter specified in paragraph 13 of the Table of Fees includes, where appropriate, the issue of extracts and the issue of an abbreviate..

(6) In article 5 for “25” in each place it occurs, substitute “23”.

(7) In article 7(2)(b) for “20” substitute “18”.

(8) In article 9(2) for “36” substitute “34”.

(9) In article 10 for “18(d), 26 to 29, 30 and 32” substitute “16(c), 24 to 28 and 30”.

(10) In Schedule 1, the Table of Fees is substituted by—

(a)the Table of Fees in Schedule 1 to this Order on 10th December 2012;

(b)the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 to this Order on 1st April 2013; and,

(c)the Table of Fees in Schedule 3 to this Order on 1st April 2014.

KENNY MACASKILL

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

30th October 2012

Article 2(10)(a)

SCHEDULE 1TABLE OF FEES

Payable from 10th December 2012

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
(Matters) (Fee Payable) (Fee Formerly Payable) (3)
£ £
PART I — COMMISSARY PROCEEDINGS
1. Petition for—
(a)

appointment of executor;

1615
(b)

restriction of caution;

1615
(c)

special warrant;

1615
(d)

sealing up of repositories or the like;

1615
(e)

appointment of Commissary factor.

1615
(NOTE: the fee for all petitions in paragraph 1 includes issue of extract decree)
2. Sealing up repositories or the like, per hour.2725
3.
(a)

Receiving and examining inventory of estate, except where sub paragraph (b) or (c) of this paragraph applies—

(i)

where the amount of the estate vested in or belonging beneficially to the deceased, of which confirmation is required, or for which resealing under the Colonial Probates Act 1892(4) is required does not exceed—

£5,000;No feeNo fee
£50,000;200200
(ii)

where the amount of the estate exceeds £50,000;

200200
(b)

receiving and examining additional or corrective inventory of estate or inventory of estate ad non executa;

200200
(c)

Receiving and examining inventory of estate where it is declared that confirmation is not required.

The fees payable are 50% of those specified in sub paragraph (a) or (b) of this paragraph. If confirmation is subsequently required the remaining 50% of the fees specified in sub paragraph (a) or (b) are payableThe fees payable are 50% of those specified in sub paragraph (a) or (b) of this paragraph. If confirmation is subsequently required the remaining 50% of the fees specified in sub paragraph (a) or (b) are payable
4. Commissary copying and extracting.
(1) Certificate of confirmation—
(a)

if ordered when lodging inventory, each certificate;

55
(b)

if ordered subsequent to lodging inventory—

(i)

first certificate, including search fee;

1615
(ii)

each subsequent certificate.

55
(2) Copy or duplicate confirmation—
(a)

if ordered when lodging inventory;

1110
(b)

if ordered subsequent to lodging inventory—

(i)

duplicate confirmation, including search fee;

2120
(ii)

each subsequent duplicate confirmation if ordered at the same time as the duplicate confirmation in head (i).

1110
(3) Certified extract confirmation and will (if any)—
(a)

if ordered when lodging inventory;

2120
(b)

if ordered subsequent to lodging inventory—

(i)

certified extract, including search fee;

3230
(ii)

each subsequent certified extract if ordered at the same time as the certified extract in head (i).

2120
(4) Copy will—
(a)

if ordered when lodging inventory;

55
(b)

if ordered subsequent to lodging inventory—

(i)

copy will, including search fee;

1615
(ii)

each subsequent copy will if ordered at the same time as the copy will in head (i).

55

PART II — SHERIFF COURT

PROCEEDINGS

Initial Writ
5. Initial writ in any proceedings not being proceedings for which any other paragraph of this Table prescribes a fee. (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree).8580
6. European Order for payment in terms of EU Regulation 1896/2006 – application for European Order for payment.8580
Divorce and dissolution of civil partners
7. Initial writ in an action of divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership (other than a simplified divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership application). (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree).133125
Application for simplified divorce and simplified dissolution of civil partnership
8. Any application (inclusive of all procedures other than those specified at paragraphs 9 and 38). (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree).10195
9. Subsequent application upon change of circumstances by party.2725
Summary warrant
10. Application for summary warrant.6460
Bankruptcy
11. Petition for sequestration of estates or petition for recall of award of sequestration.10195
12. Miscellaneous applications, including appeals under the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985(5).5350
13. Application for the approval of composition.3230
Declarator and petitions for completion of title for the Sheriff of Chancery
14. Application for declarator and petition for completion of title to the Sheriff of Chancery.201190
15. Issue of chancery extract.9590
16. Summons - summary cause (including small claim and European small claim procedure) (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree)—
(a)

actions for payment of money for less than £200 (or 250 euros for European small claims);

1615
(b)

other actions;

6965
(c)

on the marking of an appeal;

5350
Criminal procedure
17. Complaint.3230
Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (6)8075
18. Petition for removal of disqualification.
Miscellaneous
19. Application under section 4 of the Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995(7).1615
20. Caveat.3230
21. Any proceedings under section 12 or 18 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982(8).2120
22. Note in a liquidation or judicial factory.3230
Defender’s responses
23. First writ, reponing note, application for recall of decree or attendance to state a defence or oppose an interim order (fee payable by each defender or compearer) (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree)—
(a)

in proceedings to which paragraph 5 of this Table applies;

8580
(b)

in an action of divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership (other than a simplified divorce or dissolution of civil partnership).

133125
Civil court procedure
Payable by pursuer
24. Lodging of a certified copy record under the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993(9) (NOTE: fee payable only once in respect of a cause).10195
25. Lodging of a certified closed record under the additional procedure of the Ordinary Cause Rules.10195
26. Fixing, allocating or assigning of a proof, a debate or a hearing in a summary or miscellaneous application on the merits of the cause.4845
27. For each day or part thereof of proof, debate or hearing in a summary or miscellaneous application on the merits of the cause (NOTE: not payable if the proof, debate or hearing does not proceed on that day).20195
28. Endorsing of a minute in Form F27 in terms of rule 33.29(1)(b) of the Ordinary Cause Rules (NOTE: fee payable only once in respect of a cause).5855
Payable by any party (including pursuer)
29. Lodging of a written motion or minute and the lodging of any written opposition to any such motion or minute.4240
30. Marking an appeal to the Sheriff Principal in any proceedings (other than as provided for in paragraph 16(c) of this Table).10195
Sheriff court books
31. Recording protest of a bill or promissory note (NOTE: Extract to be charged as in paragraph 36 of this Table).2120
32. Preservation of deeds, each deed (NOTE: This includes recording and engrossing. If extracts are required, a separate fee is to be charged as in paragraph 36 of this Table).1110
Miscellaneous office procedures
33. Lodging each set of plans or other Parliamentary deposit.6460
34. Inspection of report of auction and the auditor of court’s report.1615
35. Search and report service as instructed by a trade protection society, licensed credit reference agency or trade publication of protests of relevant court records as appropriately included in the Ordinary Cause Rules, with the fees below payable in advance—
(a)

weekly for 12 months;

307290
(b)

twice weekly for 12 months;

610575
(c)

4 times weekly for 12 months.

1,2301,160
36. Recording, engrossing, extracting, printing or copying of all documents, except as provided for at paragraph 4 of this Table (if a search is required an additional fee will be charged as per paragraph 37 of this Table)—
(a)

by photocopying or otherwise producing a printed or typed copy—

(i)

up to 10 pages;

55
(ii)

each page or part thereof in excess of 10 pages;

0.500.50
(b)

for a copy of a document in electronic form.

55
(NOTE: Recording in Sheriff Court Register of Deeds to be charged as in paragraph 36(a).)
37. Any search of records or archives, except as provided for at paragraph 4 of this Table—
(a)

up to 30 minutes;

1615
(b)

more than 30 minutes up to 2 hours;

4240
(c)

each additional 30 minutes in excess of 2 hours;

1110
(d)

in addition, correspondence fee where applicable.

1110
38. Citation of, or intimation to, any person or persons by sheriff officers as instructed by the sheriff clerk.11 plus sheriff officer’s fee11 plus sheriff officer’s fee
PART III — AUDITOR OF COURT
39. Taxing accounts of expenses incurred in judicial proceedings remitted to the auditor of court for taxation—
(a)

lodging account for taxation.

3836
(b)

taxing accounts of expenses etc.

(i)

up to £400;

2019
(ii)

for every additional £100 or part thereof.

55
(NOTE: Fee to be determined by auditor of court on amount of account as submitted.)
(c)

cancellation of diet of taxation—

(i)

where written notice of cancellation received by receiving party within 3 working days of diet;

50% of fee that would have been payable under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph50% of fee that would have been payable under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph
(ii)

where written notice of cancellation received by receiving party on the working day before or the day of the diet.

75% of fee that would have been payable under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph75% of fee that would have been payable under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph

Article 2(10)(b)

SCHEDULE 2TABLE OF FEES

Payable from 1st April 2013

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
(Matters) (Fee Payable) (Fee Formerly Payable) (10)
£ £
PART I — COMMISSARY PROCEEDINGS
1. Petition for—
(a)

appointment of executor;

1616
(b)

restriction of caution;

1616
(c)

special warrant;

1616
(d)

sealing up of repositories or the like;

1616
(e)

appointment of Commissary factor.

1616
(NOTE: the fee for all petitions in paragraph 1 includes issue of extract decree).
2. Sealing up repositories or the like, per hour.2727
3.
(a)

Receiving and examining inventory of estate, except where sub paragraph (b) or (c) of this paragraph applies—

(i)

where the amount of the estate vested in or belonging beneficially to the deceased, of which confirmation is required, or for which resealing under the Colonial Probates Act 1892 is required does not exceed—

£5,000;No feeNo fee
£50,000;206200
(ii)

where the amount of the estate exceeds £50,000;

206200
(b)

receiving and examining additional or corrective inventory of estate or inventory of estate ad non executa;

206200
(c)

receiving and examining inventory of estate where it is declared that confirmation is not required.

The fees payable are 50% of those specified in sub paragraph (a) or (b) of this paragraph. If confirmation is subsequently required the remaining 50% of the fees specified in sub paragraph (a) or (b) are payableThe fees payable are 50% of those specified in sub paragraph (a) or (b) of this paragraph. If confirmation is subsequently required the remaining 50% of the fees specified in sub paragraph (a) or (b) are payable
4. Commissary copying and extracting.
(1) Certificate of confirmation—
(a)

if ordered when lodging inventory, each certificate;

55
(b)

if ordered subsequent to lodging inventory—

(i)

first certificate, including search fee;

1616
(ii)

each subsequent certificate.

55
(2) Copy or duplicate confirmation—
(a)

if ordered when lodging inventory;

1111
(b)

if ordered subsequent to lodging inventory—

(i)

duplicate confirmation, including search fee;

2221
(ii)

each subsequent duplicate confirmation if ordered at the same time as the duplicate confirmation in head (i).

1111
(3) Certified extract confirmation and will (if any)—
(a)

if ordered when lodging inventory;

2221
(b)

if ordered subsequent to lodging inventory—

(i)

certified extract, including search fee;

3332
(ii)

each subsequent certified extract if ordered at same time as the certified extract in head (i).

2221
(4) Copy will—
(a)

if ordered when lodging inventory;

55
(b)

if ordered subsequent to lodging inventory—

(i)

copy will, including search fee;

1616
(ii)

each subsequent copy will if ordered at the same time as the copy will in head (i).

55

PART II — SHERIFF COURT

PROCEEDINGS

Initial Writ
5. Initial writ in any proceedings not being proceedings for which any other paragraph of this Table prescribes a fee (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree).8785
6. European Order for payment in terms of EU Regulation 1896/2006 – application for European Order for payment.8785
Divorce and dissolution of civil partners
7. Initial writ in an action of divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership (other than a simplified divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership application) (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree).136133
Application for simplified divorce and simplified dissolution of civil partnership
8. Any application (inclusive of all procedures other than those specified at paragraphs 9 and 38) (NOTE: fees covers issue of extract decree).104101
9. Subsequent application upon change of circumstances by party.2727
Summary warrant
10. Application for summary warrant.6664
Bankruptcy
11. Petition for sequestration of estates or petition for recall of award of sequestration.104101
12. Miscellaneous applications, including appeals under the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985.5553
13. Application for approval of composition.3332
Declarator and petitions for completion of title for the Sheriff of Chancery
14. Application for declarator and petitions for completion of title to the Sheriff of Chancery.207201
15. Issue of chancery extract.9895
16. Summons - summary cause (including small claim and European small claim procedure) (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree)—
(a)

actions for payment of money for less than £200 (or 250 euros for European small claims);

1616
(b)

other actions;

7169
(c)

on the marking of an appeal.

5553
Criminal procedure
17. Complaint.3332
Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988
18. Petition for removal of disqualification.8280
Miscellaneous
19. Application under section 4 of the Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.1616
20. Caveat.3332
21. Any proceedings under section 12 or 18 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982.2221
22. Note in a liquidation or judicial factory.3332
Defender’s responses
23. First writ, reponing note, application for recall of decree or attendance to state a defence or oppose an interim order (fee payable by each defender or compearer) (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree)—
(a)

in proceedings to which paragraph 5 of this Table applies;

8785
(b)

in an action of divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership (other than a simplified divorce or dissolution of civil partnership).

136133
Civil court procedure
Payable by pursuer
24. Lodging of a certified copy record under the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993 (NOTE: fee payable only once in respect of a cause).104101
25. Lodging of a certified closed record under the additional procedure of the Ordinary Cause Rules.104101
26. Fixing, allocating or assigning of a proof, a debate or a hearing in a summary or miscellaneous application on the merits of the cause.4948
27. For each day or part thereof of proof, debate or hearing in a summary or miscellaneous application on the merits of the cause (NOTE: not payable if the proof, debate or hearing does not proceed on that day).207201
28. Endorsing of a minute in Form F27 in terms of rule 33.29(1)(b) of the Ordinary Cause Rules (NOTE: fee payable only once in respect of a cause).6058
Payable by any party (including pursuer)
29. Lodging of a written motion or minute and the lodging of any written opposition to any such motion or minute.4442
30. Marking an appeal to the Sheriff Principal in any proceedings (other than as provided for in paragraph 16(c) of this Table).104101
Sheriff court books
31. Recording protest of a bill or promissory note (NOTE: Extract to be charged as in paragraph 36 of this Table).2221
32. Preservation of deeds, each deed (NOTE: This includes recording and engrossing. If extracts are required, a separate fee is to be charged as in paragraph 36 of this Table).1111
Miscellaneous office procedures
33. Lodging each set of plans or other Parliamentary deposit.6664
34. Inspection of report of auction and the auditor of court’s report.1616
35. Search and report service as instructed by a trade protection society, licensed credit reference agency or trade publication of protests of relevant court records as appropriately included in the Ordinary Cause Rules with the fees below payable in advance—
(a)

weekly for 12 months;

317307
(b)

twice weekly for 12 months;

628610
(c)

4 times weekly for 12 months.

1,2661,230
36. Recording, engrossing, extracting, printing or copying of all documents, except as provided for at paragraph 4 of this Table (if a search is required an additional fee will be charged as per paragraph 37 of this Table)—
(a)

by photocopying or otherwise producing a printed or typed copy—

(i)

up to 10 pages;

55
(ii)

each page or part thereof in excess of 10 pages;

0.500.50
(b)

for a copy of a document in electronic form.

55
(NOTE: Recording in Sheriff Court Register of Deeds to be charged as in paragraph 36(a).)
37. Any search of records or archives, except as provided for at paragraph 4 of this Table—
(a)

up to 30 minutes;

1616
(b)

more than 30 minutes up to 2 hours;

4442
(c)

each additional 30 minutes in excess of 2 hours;

1111
(d)

in addition, correspondence fee where applicable.

1111
38. Citation of, or intimation to, any person or persons by sheriff officer as instructed by sheriff clerk.11 plus sheriff officer’s fee11 plus sheriff officer’s fee
PART III — AUDITOR OF COURT
39. Taxing accounts of expenses incurred in judicial proceedings remitted to the auditor of court for taxation—
(a)

lodging account for taxation;

3938
(b)

taxing accounts of expenses etc.—

(i)

up to £400;

2020
(ii)

for every additional £100 or part thereof.

55
(NOTE: Fee to be determined by auditor of court on amount of account as submitted.)
(c)

cancellation of diet of taxation—

(i)

where written notice of cancellation received by receiving party within 3 working days of diet;

50% of fee that would have been payable under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph50% of fee that would have been payable under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph
(ii)

where written notice of cancellation received by receiving party on the working day before or the day of the diet.

75% of fee that would have been payable under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph75% of fee that would have been payable under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph

Article 2(10)(c)

SCHEDULE 3TABLE OF FEES

Payable from 1st April 2014

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
(Matters) (Fee Payable) (Fee Formerly Payable)
£ £
PART I — COMMISSARY PROCEEDINGS
1. Petition for—
(a)

appointment of executor;

1716
(b)

restriction of caution;

1716
(c)

special warrant;

1716
(d)

sealing up of repositories or the like;

1716
(e)

appointment of Commissary factor.

1716
(NOTE: the fee for all petitions in paragraph 1 includes issue of extract decree).
2. Sealing up repositories or the like, per hour.2827
3.
(a)

Receiving and examining inventory of estate, except where sub paragraph (b) or (c) of this paragraph applies—

(i)

where the amount of the estate vested in or belonging beneficially to the deceased, of which confirmation is required, or for which resealing under the Colonial Probates Act 1892 is required does not exceed—

£5,000;No feeNo fee
£50,000;212206
(ii)

where the amount of the estate exceeds £50,000;

212206
(b)

receiving and examining additional or corrective inventory of estate or inventory of estate ad non executa;

212206
(c)

receiving and examining inventory of estate where it is declared that confirmation is not required.

The fees payable are 50% of those specified in sub paragraph (a) or (b) of this paragraph. If confirmation is subsequently required the remaining 50% of the fees specified in sub paragraph (a) or (b) are payableThe fees payable are 50% of those specified in sub paragraph (a) or (b) of this paragraph. If confirmation is subsequently required the remaining 50% of the fees specified in sub paragraph (a) or (b) are payable
4. Commissary copying and extracting.
(1) Certificate of confirmation—
(a)

if ordered when lodging inventory, each certificate;

65
(b)

if ordered subsequent to lodging inventory—

(i)

first certificate, including search fee;

1716
(ii)

each subsequent certificate.

65
(2) Copy or duplicate confirmation—
(a)

if ordered when lodging inventory;

1111
(b)

if ordered subsequent to lodging inventory—

(i)

duplicate confirmation, including search fee;

2222
(ii)

each subsequent duplicate confirmation if ordered at the same time as the duplicate confirmation in head (i).

1111
(3) Certified extract confirmation and will (if any)—
(a)

if ordered when lodging inventory;

2222
(b)

if ordered subsequent to lodging inventory—

(i)

certified extract, including search fee;

3433
(ii)

each subsequent certified extract if ordered at the same time as the certified extract in head (i).

2222
(4) Copy will—
(a)

if ordered when lodging inventory;

65
(b)

if ordered subsequent to lodging inventory—

(i)

copy will, including search fee;

1716
(ii)

each subsequent copy will, if ordered at the same time as the copy will in head (i).

65

PART II — SHERIFF COURT

PROCEEDINGS

Initial Writ
5. Initial writ in any proceedings not being proceedings for which any other paragraph of this Table prescribes a fee (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree).9087
6. European Order for payment in terms of EU Regulation 1896/2006 – application for European Order for payment.9087
Divorce and dissolution of civil partners
7. Initial writ in an action of divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership (other than a simplified divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership application) (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree).141136
Application for simplified divorce and simplified dissolution of civil partnership
8. Any application (inclusive of all procedures other than those specified at paragraphs 9 and 38) (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree).107104
9. Subsequent application upon change of circumstances by party.2827
Summary warrant 6766
10. Application for summary warrant.
Bankruptcy
11. Petition for sequestration of estates or petition for recall of award of sequestration.107104
12. Miscellaneous applications, including appeals under the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985.5655
13. Application for the approval of composition.3433
Declarator and petitions for completion of title for the Sheriff of Chancery
14. Application for declarator and petitions for completion of title to the Sheriff of Chancery.214207
15. Issue of chancery extract.10198
16. Summons - summary cause (including small claim and European small claim procedure) (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree)—
(a)

actions for payment of money for less than £200 (or 250 euros for European small claims);

1716
(b)

other actions;

7371
(c)

on the marking of an appeal.

5655
Criminal procedure
17. Complaint.3433
Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988
18. Petition for removal of disqualification.8482
Miscellaneous 1716
19. Application under section 4 of the Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.
20. Caveat.3433
21. Any proceedings under section 12 or 18 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982.2222
22. Note in a liquidation or judicial factory.3433
Defender’s responses
23. First writ, reponing note, application for recall of decree or attendance to state a defence or oppose an interim order (fee payable by each defender or compearer) (NOTE: fee covers issue of extract decree)—
(a)

in proceedings to which paragraph 5 of this Table applies;

9087
(b)

in an action of divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership (other than a simplified divorce or dissolution of civil partnership).

141136
Civil court procedure
Payable by pursuer
24. Lodging of a certified copy record under the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993 (NOTE: fee payable only once in respect of a cause).107104
25. Lodging of a certified closed record under the additional procedure of the Ordinary Cause Rules.107104
26. Fixing, allocating or assigning of a proof, a debate or a hearing in a summary or miscellaneous application on the merits of the cause.5149
27. For each day or part thereof of proof, debate or hearing in a summary or miscellaneous application on the merits of the cause (NOTE: not payable if the proof, debate or hearing does not proceed on that day).214207
28. Endorsing of a minute in Form F27 in terms of rule 33.29(1)(b) of the Ordinary Cause Rules (NOTE: payable only once in respect of a cause).6260
Payable by any party (including pursuer)
29. Lodging of a written motion or minute and the lodging of any written opposition to any such motion or minute.4544
30. Marking an appeal to the Sheriff Principal in any proceedings (other than as provided for in paragraph 16(c) of this Table).107104
Sheriff court books
31. Recording protest of a bill or promissory note (NOTE: Extract to be charged as in paragraph 36 of this Table).2222
32. Preservation of deeds, each deed (NOTE: This includes recording and engrossing. If extracts are required, a separate fee is to be charged as in paragraph 36 of this Table).1111
Miscellaneous office procedures
33. Lodging each set of plans or other Parliamentary deposit.6766
34. Inspection of report of auction and the auditor of court’s report.1716
35. Search and report service as instructed by a trade protection society, licensed credit reference agency or trade publication of protests of relevant court records as allowed as appropriately included in the Ordinary Cause Rules with the fees below payable in advance—
(a)

weekly for 12 months;

326317
(b)

twice weekly for 12 months;

647628
(c)

4 times weekly for 12 months.

1,3041,266
36. Recording, engrossing, extracting, printing or copying of all documents, except as provided for at paragraph 4 of this Table (if a search is required an additional fee will be charged as per paragraph 37 of this Table)—
(a)

by photocopying or otherwise producing a printed or typed copy—

(i)

up to 10 pages;

55
(ii)

each page or part thereof in excess of 10 pages;

0.500.50
(b)

for a copy of a document in electronic form.

55
(NOTE: Recording in Sheriff Court Register of Deeds to be charged as in paragraph 36(a).)
37. Any search of records or archives, except as provided for at paragraph 4 of this Table—
(a)

up to 30 minutes;

1716
(b)

more than 30 minutes up to 2 hours;

4544
(c)

each additional 30 minutes in excess of 2 hours;

1111
(d)

in addition, correspondence fee where applicable.

1111
38. Citation of, or intimation to, any person or persons by sheriff officer as instructed by the sheriff clerk.11 plus sheriff officer’s fee11 plus sheriff officer’s fee
PART III — AUDITOR OF COURT
39. Taxing accounts of expenses incurred in judicial proceedings remitted to the auditor of court for taxation—
(a)

lodging account for taxation.

4039
(b)

taxing accounts of expenses etc.—

(i)

up to £400;

2020
(ii)

for every additional £100 or part thereof;

55
(NOTE: Fee to be determined by auditor of court on amount of account as submitted.)
(c)

cancellation of diet of taxation—

(i)

where written notice of cancellation received by receiving party within 3 working days of diet;

50% of fee that would have been payable under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph50% of fee that would have been payable under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph
(ii)

where written notice of cancellation received by receiving party on the working day before or the day of the diet.

75% of fee that would have been payable under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph75% of fee that would have been payable under sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Sheriff Court Fees Order 1997 (“the 1997 Order”).

Article 2(3) inserts a new Article 3A in the 1997 Order which has the effect of providing that the sheriff clerk or the auditor of court (as appropriate) are not obliged to carry out any act which relates to payment of a fee without either, prior payment of the fee, or entering into an arrangement for payment for the fee.

Article 2(10), together with Schedules 1 to 3, specify new fee levels payable to the sheriff clerk or the auditor of court (as appropriate) in respect of certain matters in relation to proceedings in the sheriff court.

  • The fee levels for the period from 3rd December 2012 until 31st March 2013 are given effect by substituting the Table of Fees in the 1997 Order with the Table of Fees in Schedule 1 to this Order.

  • The fee levels for the period from 1st April 2013 until 31st March 2014 are given effect by substituting the Table of Fees in Schedule 1 with the Table of Fees in Schedule 2.

  • The fee levels from 1st April 2014 onwards are given effect by substituting the Table of Fees in Schedule 2 with the Table of Fees in Schedule 3.

Article 2 also makes amendments to articles 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 10 of the 1997 order in consequence of the amendment of fees referred to in Schedule 1 to the 1997 Order.

(1)

1895 c.14; section 2 was substituted by the Divorce Jurisdiction, Court Fees and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1983 (c.12), section 4, modified by the Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) (No.  2) Order 1999 ( S.I.  1999/1820), articles 2(1) and 4 and Schedule 2, Part I, paragraph 9 and Part  IV and by the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 (asp 6), schedule 5, paragraph 1. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46).

(3)

Column 3 shows the fees which were payable under S.I. 1997/687 immediately before the coming into force of this Schedule.

(8)

1982 c.27. Section 12 was amended by the Civil Jurisdictions and Judgements Act 1991 (c.12), Schedule 2, paragraph 7 and section 18 was amended by the Insolvency Act 1985 (c.65), Schedule 8, paragraph 36, the Insolvency Act 1986 (c.45), Schedule 14, the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c.41), Schedule 16, paragraph 41, the Criminal Justice Act 1993 (c.36), section 24, the Drug Trafficking Act 1994 (c.37), Schedule 1, paragraph 6, the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.20), Schedule 6, paragraph 183 and the Criminal Procedure (Consequential Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.40), Schedule 4, paragraph 42.

(9)

See Schedule 1 of the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907 (c.51).

(10)

Column 3 shows the fees which were payable by virtue of Schedule 1 to this Order immediately before the coming into force of this Schedule.

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