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

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Amendment of general regulations

2.—(1) The general regulations set out in Schedule 1 to the 1993 Act of Sederunt are amended in accordance with the following subparagraphs.

(2) In paragraph 14(b) of the general regulations, for “Parts I, II and III” substitute “Parts I, II, III, IIIA and IIIB”.

(3) For paragraph 14(c) of the general regulations substitute—

(c)No fee is allowable under the following provisions for attendance at a continuation of the first calling, unless specially authorised by the court—

(i)in Part I, paragraph 3 (attendance at court);

(ii)in Part II, paragraph 3 (attendance at court);

(iii)in Part III, paragraph 5 (attendance at court);

(iv)in Part IIIA, paragraph 5 (attendance at court);

(v)In Part IIIB, paragraph 18 (attendance at court);.

(4) In paragraph 14(d) of the general regulations, omit “and in Part III (Defended Actions and Defended Actions: Personal Injury Claims only), in respect of paragraph 6 (precognitions),”.

(5) In paragraph 14(e) of the general regulations, for “in Part II, in respect of paragraph 15 and in Part III (Defended Actions and Defended Actions: Personal Injury Claims only), in respect of paragraph 19 (appeals)”, substitute “in Part II, in respect of paragraph 15 (appeals), in Part III, in respect of paragraph 18 (appeals), in Part IIIA, in respect of paragraph 18 (appeals) and Part IIIB, in respect of paragraph 22 (appeals),”.

(6) After paragraph 14 of the general regulations, insert—

15.  In addition to the matters set out in the Table of Fees, travel time at a rate of £35 per quarter hour may be claimed on cause shown at the discretion of the Auditor..

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