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Circular No 14 of 2005
3 October 2005
SUPREME COURT AMENDMENT (FEES AND COSTS)

RULES 2005 S/R 109 of 2005

The above rule increased the costs to be endorsed on writs and claimed on signing judgments, as well as increasing the costs to be claimed for signing judgments in default of appearance.

Consequently the calculation of fees payable and costs claimable on writs for liquidated demands exceeding $20,000.00 are as follows:-

 For Service

Within Tasmania

Outside Tasmania

Filing fee on writs

380.00

380.00

Fee (Appeal Costs Fund)

35.10

35.10

Filing Fee payable on writ

415.10

415.10

Costs allowed (Schedule 1, Part 3)

214.00

285.00

Costs to be endorsed on writ

629.10

700.10

Costs on signing judgment (Sch1, Pt 3)

56.00

56.00

Total costs to be claimed on signing judgment

685.10

756.10

In addition to the above, the following costs have been increased:-

Garnishee and Judgment Summons Proceedings(Inclusive of Court costs) (Schedule 1, Part 4)

Judgment creditor costs:-

In respect of a debt exceeding $20,000.00                      $162.00

In respect of a debt not exceeding $20,000.00                 $109.00

Costs to be Endorsed on Summons Under Section 146 (2) Of the Land Titles Act 1980 for Possession of Property

(Schedule 1, Part 5)

Filing fee on originating application                                 $380.00

Costs of the summons                                                   $368.00 

Costs claimed in Summons                                             $748.00

The statutory rule also increased the scale of fees, and costs allowable to practitioners and counsel in Schedule 1, Part 1 of the Rules, however a separate circular will be issued in relation to those fees and costs.

The increased fees and costs are effective on and from Wednesday, 5 October 2005.

Ian Ritchard
Registrar