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Payment of claims in respect of petition expenses: application for leave to pay late claims

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11(1)An application may be made to the appropriate court for leave for a relevant claim to be paid although sent to a person mentioned in paragraph 10(1)(a) after the end of the period allowed under paragraph 10(1)(b); and the appropriate court, if satisfied that for any special reason it is appropriate to do so, may by order grant the leave.

(2)An application under sub-paragraph (1) may be made by—

(a)the person making the claim, or

(b)the person with whose authority the expenses in question were incurred.

(3)In this paragraph “appropriate court” means—

(a)in England and Wales, the High Court or the county court,

(b)in Scotland, the Court of Session or the sheriff, or

(c)in Northern Ireland, the High Court or a county court.

(4)Paragraph 10(1) and (2) do not apply in relation to any sum paid in pursuance of the order of leave.

(5)The jurisdiction conferred by this paragraph on the Court of Session or the sheriff may be exercised in such manner as is prescribed by Act of Sederunt; and any order made by the sheriff by virtue of this paragraph may be appealed to the Court of Session.

(6)Article 60 of the County Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 (S.I. 1980/397 (N.I. 3)) (appeals from county courts) applies in relation to an order of a county court in Northern Ireland made by virtue of this paragraph as it applies in relation to any such decree of a county court as is mentioned in paragraph (1) of that Article.

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