Supreme Court Taxing Office

 

Practice Direction

2006 No. 2

 

Until further notice

 

All bills of costs lodged in the Office for taxation or for provisional taxation or assessment or certification, whether in relation to a criminal or civil matter shall NOT be accompanied by any papers.

 

In compliance with Rule 29(7)(d) of Order 62 there shall be attached to each Bill of Costs all the relevant items (i) to (iii) and (vi) to (viii)  [but not at that stage items (iv) and (v)], set out therein and in addition all receipts for payment of disbursements, where appropriate.

 

Boxes of papers, which will include items (iv) and (v), [pleadings and copies of cases to counsel, etc.] should not be lodged in the Office until the Office asks for delivery of same.

 

In Criminal Appeals, Certification under The Legal Aid for Crown Court Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2005 and in Certification under Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) Rules (Northern Ireland) 1992 the only documents to be lodged shall be the claim form, all legal aid certificates (where appropriate), the vouchers for disbursements and the fee-sheets and reports of Counsel, together with all orders, directions of the Appropriate Authority or Legal Services Commission under which the claim is based.

 

Boxes of papers, which will include pleadings and copies of cases to counsel, etc., should not be lodged in the Office until the Office asks for delivery of same.

 

This Practice Direction in no way alters the rights of parties to inspection of documents.

 

Dated this      10th May 2006.

 

 

J CHRISTOPHER NAPIER

MASTER (TAXING OFFICE)