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Courts of Law Fees (Scotland) Act 1895

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Power of Court of Justiciary and Court of Session to regulate fees.

2From avid after the passing of this Act, it shall be lawful for the Lords Commissioners of the High Court of Justiciary as to that Court, and for the Lords of Council and Session as to the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts, with the approval, in each case, of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, to make by Act of Adjournal, or Act of Sederunt, respectively, such rules and regulations as may, in their judgment, from time to time be necessary for carrying out the following purposes, viz.:—

(a)To alter or otherwise regulate the amount of any fees for the time being payable in any of the above-named Courts of Law, or in any office connected therewith, or to the officers thereof, and to prepare or approve of amended tables of fees in place of the fees now payable :

(b)To frame regulations as to the time and place of payment of the said fees, and to prescribe forms of books to be kept in any office in which such fees are payable. Provided always, that when, under any Act of Parliament, it is enacted that the fees to be drawn from any office or department shall not be greater than may be reasonably sufficient for defraying the expenses of such office or department, such provision shall receive effect in any regulation of fees under this Act.

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