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Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Appeal Court Rules) 2015

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19.2.—(1) Where the Court makes an order allowing expenses, it may also make an order allowing a percentage increase in the fees authorised in the Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Appeal Court) 2015(1) to reflect the responsibility undertaken by the solicitor in the conduct of the appeal.

(2) An application for an additional fee is to be made by motion.

(3) The Court must take the following matters into account in determining what percentage increase, if any, to allow—

(a)the complexity of the appeal and the number, difficulty or novelty of the questions raised;

(b)the skill, time and labour and specialised knowledge required of the solicitor;

(c)the number and importance of any documents prepared;

(d)the place and circumstances of the appeal or in which the work of the solicitor in preparation for, and conduct of, the appeal has been carried out;

(e)the importance of the appeal or the subject matter of it to the client;

(f)the amount or value of money or property involved in the appeal;

(g)the steps taken with a view to settling the appeal, limiting the matters in dispute or limiting the scope of any hearing

(1)

S.S.I. [xxx/xxxx].

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