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The High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 1987

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Statutory Instruments

1987 No. 772 (S. 61)


The High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 1987


23rd April 1987

Laid before Parliament

8th May 1987

Coming into force

1st June 1987

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 2 of the Courts of Law Fees (Scotland) Act 1895((1)), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and with the concurrence of the Treasury, hereby makes the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 1987 and shall come into force on 1st June 1987.

2.  For the Table of Fees in the Schedule to the High Court of Justiciary Fees Order 1984((2)) there shall be substituted the Table of Fees set out in the Schedule to this Order.

3.  The High Court of Justiciary Fees Amendment Order 1986((4)) is hereby revoked.

Ian Lang

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office

New St. Andrew’s House,


7th April 1987

We concur,

Tim Sainsbury

Mark Lennox-Boyd

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

23rd April 1987

Article 2


Column 1Column 2Column 3
(Matters)(Fee payable)(Fee formerly payable)((3))

1.  Petitions to the Nobile Officium and applications for criminal letters (inclusive fee covering all steps in procedure).


2.  Extract convictions, per sheet of 250 words.


3.  Certified copy of any other document.


4.  Copying – all documents

(a)by manuscript or type-script per sheet of 250 words


(b)by electrical or mechanical means per page:

First copy–
each of first 10 pages£1.00£1.00
each page after first 10£0.25£0.25
Subsequent copies: each page.£0.25£0.25

5.  Searches – for any search of records or archives:

(a)for first half hour of time taken


(b)for more than one-half hour up to a maximum of two hours


(c)for each half hour or part thereof in excess of two hours


(d)plus correspondence fee where applicable.


Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order increases the fees payable to the Principal Clerk of Justiciary or to any officer acting for him in relation to proceedings in the High Court of Justiciary, other than the fees payable for copying by electrical or mechanical means. The previous Order increasing fees is revoked.


1895 c. 14; section 2 was substituted by section 4 of the Divorce Jurisdiction, Court Fees and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1983 (c. 12).


S.I. 1984/252, amended by S.I. 1986/449.


Column 3 shows the fees which were payable under S.I. 1986/449 before the coming into force of this Order.


S.I. 1986/449.

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