Courts of Law Fees (Scotland) Act 1895

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1895 c. 14

Courts of Law Fees (Scotland) Act, 1895

(58 & 59 Vict.) CHAPTER 14.

An Act to provide for the Regulation of Fees payable in the Courts of Law in Scotland.

[30th May 1895]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Short title and extent.

1 Short title and extent.

1. This Act may be cited as theCourts of Law Fees (Scotland) Act, 1895, and shall apply to Scotland only,

S-2 Power of Court of Justiciary and Court of Session to regulate fees.

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

2. From and 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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