The Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

JurisdictionScotland
CitationSSI 2019/78

2019 No. 78

Legal Aid And Advice

The Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

Made 27th February 2019

Laid before the Scottish Parliament 1st March 2019

Coming into force 26th April 2019

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 33(2), (3) and (3A), of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 19861and all other powers enabling them to do so.

S-1 Citation and commencement

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Legal Aid and Advice and Assistance (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019 and come into force on 26 April 2019.

S-2 Application

Application

2.—(1) Regulations 3, 4, 5, 6(2), (3) and (5) apply only in relation to fees for work done or outlays incurred on or after 26 April 2019.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph 1, where work for a fee prescribed in schedules 1 to 11 is conducted over more than one date, the work is deemed to have been done on the day on which the work comes to an end.

(3) Regulations 6(4) and 7 apply only in relation to a case where the criminal legal assistance concerned is granted or made available on or after 26 April 2019.

S-3 Amendment of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1989

Amendment of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1989

3.—(1) The Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 19892are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 5 (fees allowable to solicitors) in paragraph (2A) for “£21.00”3substitute “£21.63”.

(3) In part I of chapter III of schedule 2 (undefended actions), for the first table of fees substitute the table of fees in schedule 1 of these Regulations.

(4) In part II of chapter III of schedule 2 (defended actions), for the table of fees substitute the table of fees in schedule 2 of these Regulations.

(5) In chapter IV of schedule 2 (executry business), for the table of fees substitute the table of fees in schedule 3 of these Regulations.

(6) In schedule 2A (fees allowable to solicitors for simple procedure cases and First-Tier Tribunal for Scotland cases)4, substitute the table of fees in schedule 4 of these Regulations.

(7) In schedule 3 (table of detailed fees chargeable by solicitors for proceedings in the Court of Session and the sheriff court), substitute the table of fees in schedule 5 of these Regulations.

(8) In schedule 4 (fees of counsel for proceedings in the Court of Session, Sheriff Appeal Court, sheriff court, First-Tier Tribunal for Scotland and Upper Tribunal for Scotland)5, for the table of fees substitute the table of fees in schedule 6 of these Regulations.

(9) In schedule 5 (table of detailed fees chargeable by solicitors for proceedings in the Court of Session, Sheriff Appeal Court, and Upper Tribunal for Scotland, proceedings listed at regulation 5(3) and proceedings in the sheriff court listed in schedule 7)6, for the table of fees substitute the table of fees in schedule 7 of these Regulations.

(10) In schedule 6 (table of fees chargeable by solicitors for proceedings in the sheriff court (except summary cause and executry proceedings and the proceedings listed in schedule 7) and in the Sheriff Appeal Court)—

(a)

(a) in chapter I (sheriff court civil fees (undefended)) in the Notes on the operation of chapter I in paragraph 6 for “£7.27”7substitute “£7.49”,

(b)

(b) in chapter II (sheriff court civil fees (defended)) in the Notes on the operation of chapter II in paragraph 21 for “£7.27”8substitute “£7.49”.

S-4 Amendment of the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1989

Amendment of the Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1989

4.—(1) The Criminal Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 19899are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 5(1) (fees allowances to solicitors: identification parades and judicial examinations)10

(a)

(a) in sub-paragraph (a)(i) for “£114.00” substitute “£117.42”,

(b)

(b) in sub-paragraph (a)(ii) for “£12.67” substitute “£13.06”,

(c)

(c) in sub-paragraph (b)(i) for “£93.80” substitute “£96.62”,

(d)

(d) in sub-paragraph (b)(ii) for “£11.82” substitute “£12.18”.

(3) In regulation 6 (duty solicitors’ fees)11

(a)

(a) for “£63” in each place where it appears substitute “£64.89”,

(b)

(b) for “£9” in each place where it appears substitute “£9.27”,

(c)

(c) for “£70” in each place where it appears substitute “£72.10”.

(4) In schedule 1 (fees of solicitors) in the Notes on the operation of schedule 1 in paragraph 7(1) for “£12.67” substitute “£13.06”.

(5) In part 1 (detailed fees) and part 2 (inclusive fees for solemn first instance proceedings) of schedule 1 (fees of solicitors) for the table of fees substitute the tables of fees in schedule 8 of these Regulations.

(6) In schedule 2 (fees of counsel) for the table of fees substitute the table of fees in schedule 9 of these Regulations.

(7) In schedule 3 (fees of counsel for proceedings in the supreme court) for the table of fees substitute the table of fees in schedule 10 of these Regulations.

S-5 Amendment of the Legal Aid in Contempt of Court Proceedings (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1992

Amendment of the Legal Aid in Contempt of Court Proceedings (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1992

5.—(1) The Legal Aid in Contempt of Court Proceedings (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 199212are amended as follows.

(2) In schedule 1 (table of fees allowable to solicitors for legal aid made available under section 30 of the Act in connection with proceedings for contempt of court)—

(a)

(a) in paragraph 1(a) for “£27.40” substitute “£28.23”,

(b)

(b) in paragraph 1(b) for “13.70” substitute “£14.12”,

(c)

(c) in paragraph 2(a) for “£10.55” substitute “£10.87”,

(d)

(d) in paragraph 2(b) for “£5.25” substitute “£5.41”,

(e)

(e) in paragraph 3 for “£6.00” substitute “£6.18”,

(f)

(f) in paragraph 4 for “£2.40” substitute “£2.48”,

(g)

(g) in paragraph 4A(a)13for “£5.28” substitute “£5.44”,

(h)

(h) in paragraph 4A(b) for “£2.63” substitute “£2.71”.

(3) In schedule 2 (fees of counsel) for the table of fees substitute the table of fees in schedule 11 of these Regulations.

S-6 Amendment of the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1996

Amendment of the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1996

6.—(1) Schedule 3 (table of fees allowable to solicitors) of the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 199614is amended as follows.

(2) In part I (table of fees allowable to solicitors for assistance by way of representation)—

(a)

(a) in paragraph 1, for the table of fees substitute the table of fees in schedule 12 of these Regulations,

(b)

(b) in paragraph 3(a) (petition by debtor for sequestration) for “£33.15” substitute “£34.15”,

(c)

(c) in paragraph 3(b) (petition by debtor for sequestration) for “£54.45” substitute “£56.09”.

(3) In part II (table of fees allowed to solicitors for advice and assistance other than assistance by way of representation) for the table of fees substitute the table of fees in schedule 13 of these Regulations.

(4) In part III (table of fees allowed to solicitors for assistance by way of representation for proceedings under sections 19, 30 and 36(1)(a) of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016) for the table of fees substitute the table of fees in schedule 14 of these Regulations.

(5) In part IV (table of fees allowed to solicitors for advice and assistance in relation to sections 32 and 44 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016)

(a)

(a) in paragraph 3 (standard rate) for “£75.00” substitute “£77.25”,

(b)

(b) in paragraph 3 (higher rate) for “£99.75” substitute “£102.75”,

(c)

(c) in paragraph 4(a) (standard rate) for “£115.00” substitute “£118.45”,

(d)

(d) in paragraph 4(a) (higher rate) for “£152.95” substitute “£157.54”,

(e)

(e) in paragraph 4(b)(i) (standard rate) for “£200.00” substitute “£206.00”,

(f)

(f) in paragraph 4(b)(i) (higher rate) for “£266.00” substitute “£273.98”,

(g)

(g) in paragraph 4(b)(ii) (standard rate) for “£50.00” substitute “£51.50”,

(h)

(h) in paragraph 4(b)(ii) (higher rate) for “£66.50” substitute “£68.50”,

(i)

(i) in paragraph 5 (standard rate) for “£30.00” substitute “£30.90”,

(j)

(j) in paragraph 5 (higher rate) for “£39.90” substitute “£41.10”,

(k)

(k) in paragraph 6 for “£11.60” in each place where it appears substitute “£11.95”,

(l)

(l) in paragraph 6 for “£15.43” in each place where it appears substitute “£15.90”.

S-7 Amendment of the Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 1999

Amendment of the Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 1999

7.—(1) The Criminal Legal Aid (Fixed Payments) (Scotland) Regulations 199915are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 4 (fixed payments allowable to solicitors) in paragraphs (6) and (6ZA)16for “£100” substitute “£103”.

(3) In schedule 1 for the table of fees substitute the tables of fees in schedule 15 of these Regulations.

(4) In schedule 1A for the table of fees substitute the table of fees in schedule 16 of these Regulations.

(5) In schedule 1B for the table of fees substitute the table of fees in schedule 17 of these Regulations.

ASH DENHAM

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

27th February 2019

SCHEDULE 1

Regulation 3(3)

Amendments to part I of chapter III of schedule 2 of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1989

Part I - Undefended Actions

1.

The fee for citation, service or re-service after the first citation—

(a)

to any destination by post

£6.95

(b)

by advertisement

£19.59

2.

The fee for attendance at court

£19.59

3.

The fee for all other work

£55.11

SCHEDULE 2

Regulation 3(4)

Amendments to part II of chapter III of schedule 2 of the Civil Legal Aid (Scotland) (Fees) Regulations 1989

Part II - Defended Actions

1.

The instruction fee—

(a)

for the pursuer’s solicitor, including taking instructions, framing summons and statement of claim, obtaining warrant for service, enquiring for the form of response and noting defence

£83.60

(b)

for the defender’s solicitor, for all work...

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