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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2013 No. 346

Court Of Session

Act of Sederunt (Fees of Messengers-at-Arms) 2013

Made

10th December 2013

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

12th December 2013

Coming into force

27th January 2014

The Lords of Council and Session, under and by virtue of the powers conferred upon them by section 6 of the Execution of Diligence (Scotland) Act 1926(1), section 5 of the Court of Session Act 1988(2), and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, with the concurrence of the Lord Lyon King of Arms, do hereby enact and declare:

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Act of Sederunt may be cited as the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Messengers-at-Arms) 2013 and comes into force on 27th January 2014.

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

Amendment of fees

2.  For the Table of Fees in Schedule 1 to the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Messengers-at-Arms) (No. 2) 2002(3) substitute the Table of Fees in the Schedule to this Act of Sederunt.

Savings

3.  Paragraph 2 does not affect the fees payable as respects any work carried out before 27th January 2014.

BRIAN GILL

Lord President

I.P.D.

Edinburgh

10th December 2013

Paragraph 2

SCHEDULETABLE OF FEES

Item

£

1.  Service or intimation of a document

(a)

Service

(i)

each person at a different address

99.85
(ii)

each additional person at the same address or additional copy required to be served or intimated under the Act of 1987 and the Act of 2002

19.70
(b)

Postal service

28.40
(c)

Postal diligence

43.25

2.  Inhibitions

(a)

Inhibitions only

(i)

each person at a different address

99.85
(ii)

each additional person at the same address

32.15
(b)

Inhibition and service

(i)

each person at a different address

119.20
(ii)

each additional person at the same address

51.80
(c)

Inhibition, service and interdict

(i)

each person at a different address

198.00
(ii)

each additional person at the same address

84.15

3.  Interdicts (including non-harassment orders under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997)

(a)

Interdict only

(i)

each person at a different address

145.90
(ii)

each additional person at the same address

32.15
(b)

Interdict and service

(i)

each person at a different address

165.80
(ii)

each additional person at the same address

51.80
(c)

Interdict, service and inhibition

(i)

each person at a different address

198.00
(ii)

each additional person at the same address

84.15

4.  Attachments

(a)

Service notice of entry

11.05
(b)

Arranging attachment and endeavouring but being unable to execute the same for whatever reason

82.70
(c)

Arranging and executing attachment where appraised value is—

(i)

£681 or under

96.80
(ii)

over £681 and up to £2,737

150.05
(iii)

over £2,737 and up to £27,564 – 10% of the appraised value

(iv)

over £27,564 and up to £137,809 – 10% of the first £27,564, 5% thereafter

(v)

over £137,809 – 10% of the first £27,564, 5% thereafter up to £137,809 and 1% thereafter

(d)

Reporting attachment

9.20

5.  Attachment of motor vehicles, heavy plant or machinery

(a)

Arranging and executing attachment where appraised value is—

(i)

£681 or under

96.80
(ii)

over £681 and up to £3,028

150.05
(iii)

over £3,028 and up to £137,809 – 5% of the appraised value

(iv)

over £137,809 – 5% of the first £137,809 and 1% thereafter

(b)

Reporting attachment

9.20

6.  Money attachments under the Act of 2007

(a)

Arranging attachment and endeavouring but being unable to execute the same for whatever reason

82.70
(b)

Arranging and executing attachment, including removal of attached money, where value of money is—

(i)

£681 or under

96.80
(ii)

over £681 and up to £2,737

150.05
(iii)

over £2,737 and up to £27,564 – 10% of the value

(iv)

over £27,564 and up to £137,809 – 10% of the first £27,564, 5% thereafter

(v)

over £137,809 – 10% of the first £27,564, 5% thereafter up to £137,809 and 1% thereafter

(c)

Reporting attachment

9.20

7.  Auctions

(a)

Arranging auction, preparing advertisement and giving public notice

23.95
(b)

Serving copy of warrant of auction and intimating the place and date of auction and if necessary the date of removal of attached effects – as in item 1(a) or (b) above, as the case may be

(c)

Officer and witness attending auction but auction not executed for whatever reason

79.00
(d)

Officer and witness attending auction sale

145.90

8.  Ejections

(a)

Arranging ejection

79.00
(b)

Arranging and executing ejection

122.65

9.  Taking possession of effects

(a)

Arranging possession

79.00
(b)

Arranging and effecting possession

145.90

10.  Apprehensions

(a)

Arranging apprehension

79.00
(b)

Arranging and apprehending

145.90

11.  Taking possession of children

(a)

Arranging to take possession

79.00
(b)

Taking possession of each child

145.90

12.  Arresting vessels, aircraft and cargo

(a)

Arranging to arrest

79.00
(b)

Arranging and effecting arrestment

241.45

13.  Miscellaneous

(a)

Making any report or application under the Act of 1987, the Act of 2002 or the Act of 2007 with the exception of reporting an attachment or a money attachment

18.35
(b)

Granting any receipt required to be issued under the Act of 1987 or the Act of 2002

9.20
(c)

Arranging locksmith or tradesman to be in attendance

5.85
(d)

Granting certificate of displenishment or providing any other certificate or report, registering any document or making any application to a court or the creditor

18.35
(e)

Executing warrant to open lockfast places

18.35
(f)

Time

(i)

with witness – £29.40 per unit

(ii)

without witness – £21.90 per unit

(g)

Photocopies

(i)

first page document – £2.05

(ii)

subsequent pages – per page £1.15

(h)

Service of a document in Scotland under Regulation (EC) No 1393/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13th November 2007 on the service in the Member States of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil or commercial matters (service of documents), and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1348/2000—

(i)

where service is effected by a method mentioned in rule 16.1(1)(a)(i), (ii), (iii) or (b)(i) of the Rules of the Court of Session 1994 (methods and manner of service on a person)

137.10
(ii)

where service is effected by a method mentioned in rule 16.1(1)(a)(iv) or (b)(ii) of the Rules of the Court of Session 1994 (postal service)

43.70

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Act of Sederunt)

This Act of Sederunt substitutes a new Table of Fees for the Table of Fees in Schedule 1 to the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Messengers-at-Arms) (No. 2) 2002.

The fee levels in the new Table of Fees represent an increase of 2.15% on the existing fees. This increase takes effect from 27th January 2014.

(2)

1988 c.36. Section 5 was amended by the Civil Evidence (Scotland) Act 1988 (c.32), section 2(3); the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.36), Schedule 4, paragraph 45; the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 3), section 14(1); the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) Act 2008 (asp 6), section 46(3) and the Legal Services (Scotland) Act 2010 (asp 16), section 126(a).

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