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The Rules of the Supreme Court (Amendment No. 2) 1972

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4.  Order 62 shall be amended as follows:—

(1) In rule 12(4), sub-paragraph (b) shall be omitted and sub-paragraph (c) shall stand as sub-paragraph (b).

(2) In rule 12(5), the letter “(a)” and the words from “and (b)” to the end shall be omitted.

(3) After rule 20 there shall be inserted the following rule:—

“Powers of district registrars under Part III of Solicitors Act 1957

20A.(1) An originating summons for an order under any provision of Part III of the Solicitors Act 1957(1) for the taxation of a bill of costs may be issued out of a district registry if, but only if—

(a)the costs are for contentious business done in a cause or matter which proceeded in that registry, or

(b)the costs are for non-contentious business and that registry is one specified in paragraph (3).

In this paragraph “contentious business” and “non-contentious businesshave the same meanings respectively as in the said Act of 1957.

(2) Where an originating summons is issued out of a district registry pursuant to paragraph (1), the registrar of that registry shall have power to make the order sought by the summons and to tax the costs to which the order relates.

(3) The district registries referred to in paragraph (1)(b) are the following:—

  • Birmingham

  • Bournemouth

  • Brighton

  • Bristol

  • Caernarvon

  • Cambridge

  • Cardiff

  • Carlisle

  • Chester

  • Exeter

  • Ipswich

  • Kingston upon Hull

  • Leeds

  • Lincoln

  • Liverpool

  • Manchester

  • Middlesbrough

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Norwich

  • Nottingham

  • Oxford

  • Plymouth

  • Preston

  • Reading

  • Sheffield

  • Southampton

  • Swansea

  • Truro.

(1)

1957 c. 27.

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