Matrimonial Causes Fees Order 1968

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1968/388

1968 No. 388 (L. 7)

SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE, ENGLAND

MATRIMONIAL CAUSES

COUNTY COURTS

The Matrimonial Causes Fees Order 1968

14thMarch 1968

11thApril 1968

The Lord Chancellor and the Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 8 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1967(a) and sections 2 and 3 of the Public Offices Fees Act 1879(b), hereby make and concur in the following Order:—

1. This Order may be cited as the Matrimonial Causes Fees Order 1968 and shall come into operation on 11th April 1968.

2.—(1) In this Order—

(a) expressions used in the Matrimonial Causes Rules 1968(c) have the same meaning as in those rules;

(b) a rule referred to by number means the rule so numbered in the Matrimonial Causes Rules 1968 and a form referred to by number means the form so numbered in Appendix II to those rules;

(c) "the County Court Fees Order" means the County Court Fees Order 1959(d), as amended(e), and a fee referred to by a number prefixed by the letters "C.C." means the fee so numbered in "the Schedule to that Order;

(d) "the Supreme Court Fees Order" means the Supreme Court Fees Order 1961(f), as amended(g), and a fee referred to by number prefixed by the letters "S.C." means the fee so numbered in the First Schedule to that Order.

(2) The Interpretation Act 1889(h) shall apply for the interpretation of this Order as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

3. The fees specified in Schedule 1 to this Order shall be taken in all matrimonial proceedings, whether in the High Court or a divorce county court.

4. In addition to the fees specified in Schedule 1, the fees specified in the first column of Schedule 2 to this Order (being fees prescribed by the County Court Fees Order and the Supreme Court Fees Order) shall be taken in the matrimonial proceedings specified opposite thereto in the second column, subject to the directions contained in the notes to that Schedule.

5. Any fee prescribed by this Order shall be taken—

(a) in the divorce registry, by judicature fee stamps impressed on the appropriate document;

(b) in a divorce county court or district registry, in cash.

(a) 1967 c. 56.

(b) 1879 c. 58.

(c) S.I. 1968/219.

(d) S.I. 1959/1262 (1959 I, p. 803).

(e) S.I. 1961/355, 1961/1894, 1963/897, 1965/395, 1966/243 (1961 I, p. 565; III, p. 3554; 1963 II, p. 1508; 1965 I, p. 1099; 1966 I, p. 496).

(f) S.I. 1961/2307 (1961 III, p. 4055).

(g) There are no relevant amendments.

(h) 1889 c. 63.

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