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Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 2014

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Paragraph 3(4)

SCHEDULE 5CHAPTER III

CHARGES FOR TIME, DRAWING OF PAPERS, CORRESPONDENCE ETC

£

1.  Attendance at court

Conduct of trial, proof or formal debate or hearing, per quarter hour

39.00

2.  Time occupied in the performance of all other work

To include attendances with clients and others and attendances at court in all circumstances, except as otherwise specially provided—

(a)

solicitor, per quarter hour

39.00
(b)

allowance for time of clerk, one-half of above

3.  Drawing papers

Drawing all necessary papers (other than affidavits), per sheet

19.50

Note:

The sheets throughout this Chapter are to consist of 250 words or numbers.

4.  Framing affidavits, per sheet

39.00

5.  Revising papers where revisal ordered, for each five sheets

9.75

6.  Copying

For the copying of papers by whatever means, if the Auditor determines (either or both) that—

(a)

the copying has to be done in circumstances which were in some way exceptional;

(b)

the papers which required to be copied were unusually numerous having regard to the nature of the case,

such charge, if any, as the Auditor considers reasonable (but a charge based on time expended by any person shall not be allowed).

Note:

1. Where a determination is required under this paragraph, the purpose of copying, the number of copies made and the charge claimed shall be shown in the account.

2. Copying done other than in the place of business of the solicitor shall be shown as an outlay.

7.  Certifying or signing a document

9.75

8.  Perusing any document, per quarter hour

39.00

9.  Lodging in process

Each necessary lodging in or uplifting from process; also for each necessary enquiry for documents due to be lodged

9.75

10.  Borrowing process

Each necessary borrowing of process to include return of same

9.75

11.  Extracts

Ordering, procuring and examining extracts, interim or otherwise

39.00

12.  Correspondence, intimation, etc.

(a)

Formal letters and intimation

4.88
(b)

Letters other than above — per page of 125 words

19.50
(c)

Telephone calls except under (d)

9.75
(d)

Telephone calls (lengthy) to be treated as attendances or long letters

13.  Citations

Each citation of party or witness including execution thereof

19.50

14.  Instructions to officers

(a)

Instructing officer to serve, execute or intimate various kinds of writs or diligence including the examination of executions

9.75
(b)

For each party after the first on whom service or intimation is simultaneously made

9.75
(c)

Agency accepting service of any writ

19.50
(d)

Reporting diligence

19.50

15.  Personal diligence

(a)

Recording execution of charge

19.50
(b)

Procuring fiat

19.50
(c)

Instructing apprehension

19.50
(d)

Framing state of debt and attendance at settlement

19.50

16.  Sales

(a)

Obtaining warrant to sell

19.50
(b)

Instructing auctioneer or officer to conduct sale

19.50
(c)

Perusing report of sale

19.50
(d)

Reporting sale under poindings or sequestrations or any other judicial sales

19.50
(e)

Noting approval of roup roll

19.50
(f)

Obtaining warrant to pay

19.50

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