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Act of Sederunt (Fees of Solicitors in the Sheriff Appeal Court) 2015

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Paragraph 4(1)(b)

SCHEDULE 2INCLUSIVE FEES

PART 1APPEALS UNDER THE STANDARD APPEAL PROCEDURE OR THE ACCELERATED APPEAL PROCEDURE

£
Initiation of appeal

1.  All work (except appearances) up to appointment of appeal to standard appeal procedure or accelerated appeal procedure—

(a)

fee for appellant

390.00
(b)

fee for respondent

195.00
Cross appeals

2.  Preparing and lodging—

(a)

grounds of appeal

156.00
(b)

answers to grounds of appeal

156.00

3.  Considering opponent’s grounds of appeal or answers to grounds of appeal

78.00
Referral of questions about competency of appeal

4.  Preparing and lodging reference

156.00

5.  Considering opponent’s reference

78.00

6.  Preparing and lodging note of argument

156.00
Lodging documents prior to procedural hearing

7.  Lodging all necessary documents (except appendix) as required by the timetable

156.00

8.  Preparing or revising appendix, per 50 pages

97.50
Conduct of and attendance at hearings

9.  Conducting any hearing, per quarter hour

39.00

10.  Attending any hearing (where advocate or solicitor advocate is instructed to conduct hearing), per quarter hour

35.00

Note:

Paragraphs 9 and 10 do not apply where any other paragraph in this Part specifies that it includes initial attendance at court, unless that hearing is continued.

Preparation for appeal hearing

11.  Preparing for appeal hearing (including instruction of advocate or a solicitor advocate to conduct the hearing)

156.00
Motions and minutes

12.  Preparing and lodging any written motion or minute, including initial attendance at court to conduct hearing—

(a)

where opposed

195.00
(b)

where unopposed

78.00

13.  Considering opponent’s written motion or minute, including initial attendance at court to conduct hearing—

(a)

where opposed

195.00
(b)

where unopposed

78.00
Amendment of pleadings

14.  Preparing and lodging motion to amend

156.00

15.  Considering opponent’s motion to amend

117.00

16.  Preparing and lodging opposition to motion

78.00

17.  Considering opponent’s opposition to motion

78.00
Withdrawal of solicitors

18.  All work preparing for a peremptory hearing fixed under rule 17.3(1), including initial attendance at court to conduct peremptory hearing

156.00
Expenses

19.  Preparing and lodging account of expenses

234.00

20.  Conducting taxation hearing, per quarter hour

39.00
Extracts

21.  Ordering and obtaining an extract

58.50
Instruction of advocate or solicitor advocate

22.  Instructing advocate or solicitor advocate to revise pleadings

58.50

23.  Instructing advocate or solicitor advocate to attend court to conduct a hearing

195.00

24.  Attending consultation with advocate or solicitor advocate

(a)

where total time engaged does not exceed one hour

195.00
(b)

for each additional quarter hour

39.00

PART 2APPLICATIONS FOR NEW TRIAL OR TO ENTER JURY VERDICT

£
Initiation of application

1.  All work (except appearances) up to issue of timetable—

(a)

fee for applicant

390.00
(b)

fee for respondent

195.00
Referral of questions about competency of application

2.  Preparing and lodging reference

156.00

3.  Considering opponent’s reference

78.00

4.  Preparing and lodging note of argument

156.00
Lodging documents prior to procedural hearing

5.  Lodging all necessary documents (except appendix) as required by the timetable

156.00

6.  Preparing or revising appendix, per 50 pages

97.50
Conduct of and attendance at hearings

7.  Conducting any hearing, per quarter hour

39.00

8.  Attending any hearing (where advocate or solicitor advocate is instructed to conduct hearing), per quarter hour

35.00

Note:

Paragraphs 7 and 8 do not apply where any other paragraph in this Part specifies that it includes initial attendance at court, unless that hearing is continued.

Preparation for hearing required to dispose of application

9.  Preparing for hearing required to dispose of application (including instruction of advocate or a solicitor advocate to conduct the hearing).

156.00
Motions and minutes

10.  Preparing and lodging any written motion or minute, including initial attendance at court to conduct hearing—

(a)

where opposed

195.00
(b)

where unopposed

78.00

11.  Considering opponent’s written motion or minute, including initial attendance at court to conduct hearing—

(a)

where opposed

195.00
(b)

where unopposed

78.00
Amendment of pleadings

12.  Preparing and lodging motion to amend

156.00

13.  Considering opponent’s motion to amend

117.00

14.  Preparing and lodging opposition to motion

78.00

15.  Considering opponent’s opposition to motion

78.00
Withdrawal of solicitors

16.  All work preparing for a peremptory hearing fixed under rule 17.3(1), including initial attendance at court to conduct peremptory hearing

156.00
Expenses

17.  Preparing and lodging account of expenses

234.00

18.  Conducting taxation hearing, per quarter hour

39.00
Extracts

19.  Ordering and obtaining an extract

58.50
Instruction of advocate or solicitor advocate

20.  Instructing advocate or solicitor advocate to revise pleadings

58.50

21.  Instructing advocate or solicitor advocate to attend court to conduct a hearing

195.00

22.  Attending consultation with advocate or solicitor advocate

(a)

where total time engaged does not exceed one hour

195.00
(b)

for each additional quarter hour

39.00

PART 3APPEALS FROM SUMMARY CAUSES AND SMALL CLAIMS

£
Preparation for hearing required to dispose of appeal

1.  Preparing for hearing under rule 29.4 (including instruction of advocate or a solicitor advocate to conduct the hearing)

156.00
Conduct of and attendance at hearings

2.  Conducting any hearing, per quarter hour

39.00

3.  Attending any hearing (where advocate or solicitor advocate is instructed to conduct hearing), per quarter hour

35.00

Note:

Paragraphs 2 and 3 do not apply where any other paragraph in this Part specifies that it includes initial attendance at court, unless that hearing is continued.

Motions and minutes

4.  Preparing and lodging any written motion or minute, including initial attendance at court to conduct hearing—

(a)

where opposed

195.00
(b)

where unopposed

78.00

5.  Considering opponent’s written motion or minute, including initial attendance at court to conduct hearing—

(a)

where opposed

195.00
(b)

where unopposed

78.00
Withdrawal of solicitors

6.  All work preparing for a peremptory hearing fixed under rule 17.3(1), including initial attendance at court to conduct peremptory hearing

156.00
Expenses

7.  Preparing and lodging account of expenses

234.00

8.  Conducting taxation hearing, per quarter hour

39.00
Extracts

9.  Ordering and obtaining an extract

58.50
Instruction of advocate or solicitor advocate

10.  Instructing advocate or solicitor advocate to attend court to conduct a hearing

195.00

11.  Attending consultation with advocate or solicitor advocate

(a)

where total time engaged does not exceed one hour

195.00
(b)

for each additional quarter hour

39.00

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