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SUPREME COURT (CHAPTER I APPENDICES A AND B AMENDMENT) RULES 2017 (SR NO 124 OF 2017) - REG 4

Appendices A and B substituted

For Appendices A and B of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 [1] substitute

" Appendix A—Supreme Court Scale of Costs

Scale of fees and charges to be paid to legal practitioners, other than Counsel, and Scale of Counsel's Fees for work done on and after 1 January 2018 in relation to matters in the Supreme Court.

The charges in this Scale are exclusive of any GST chargeable.


Item and Description

Amount

        1.     ATTENDANCES, TRAVEL AND WAITING COSTS

(a)     Attendances requiring legal skill or knowledge by a legal practitioner—


              (i)     for each unit of 6 minutes or part thereof;

$40.20

              (ii)     where a legal practitioner attends the Supreme Court for the purposes of instructing (including conferences with counsel or others on the day of the hearing before or after the Supreme Court sits) per hour or part thereof;






$402.00

              (iii)     where a legal practitioner appears as counsel, at the discretion of the Costs Court having regard to item 19(1)(a)
and (3)


(b)     Where any attendance, requiring legal skill or knowledge, is by an employee of a legal practice who is not a legal practitioner—for each unit of 6 minutes or part thereof




$30.70

(c)     Any other attendance, not requiring legal skill or knowledge, capable of performance by a clerk—for each unit of 6 minutes or part thereof



$23.30

(d)     Attendances to file or issue any document or similar attendance


$46.50

(e)     Travel time is to be allowed at the rate applicable in item 1(a) and item 1(b) where the individual travels in excess of one hour, for such excess


(f)     Waiting time at the Supreme Court is to be allowed at the rate applicable in item 1(a) or item 1(b).

Where the attendance is by telephone or other electronic means, the charge for an attendance includes the charges made by the communication provider.




        2.     DRAWING DOCUMENTS

All documents whether in printed form or otherwise—for each folio


$59.30

        3.     ENGROSSING AND/OR APPROVAL OF DOCUMENTS

Of documents properly drawn by Counsel—for each folio



$11.80

        4.     REPRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS

By photocopy or other machine made copy including hard copies of electronic documents—for each printed side of a page—at the discretion of the Costs Court.




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