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High Court of Australia - Rule of Court

Authoritative Version
1903 No. 13 Rules/Court & Tribunal Rules as made
Principal Instrument
Gazetted 10 Oct 1903
Date of repeal 01 Apr 2015
Repealed by Sunsetting

Attorney-General’s Department,

Melbourne, 8th October, 1903.

T

HE following Rules, made by their Honours the Justices of the High Court of Australia, are published for general information.

JAMES G. DRAKE,

Attorney-General.

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HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA.

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RULE OF COURT.

As of Tuesday, the sixth day of October, a.d. 1903.

It is ordered as follows :—

The Fees and Percentages to be taken in the several Offices of the High Court of Australia by the several officers thereof shall be as set forth in the following Schedule, that is to say :—

THE SCHEDULE.

SCALE OF FEES.

I.—To be taken in the Registries.

Summonses, Writs, and Commissions.

£

s.

d.

On sealing a writ of summons for commencement of an action......................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

On sealing a concurrent writ of summons for commencement of an action.............................................................................................................................................................

0

2

6

On sealing a writ of subpœna for not more than three persons............................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

For every additional person named in the subpœna.................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

1

0

On sealing any writ of execution...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On sealing writ of mandamus, certiorari, habeas corpus, or prohibition.........................................................................................................................................................................

1

0

0

On sealing writ of assistance.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

On sealing writ of inquiry............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

On sealing any other writ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On sealing a renewed or amended writ of summons................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On sealing any originating summons.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On sealing summons for directions under Order XII.................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On sealing any other summons.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

3

0

On sealing any commission issued by authority of the Court or a Justice whether under the authority of a Statute or of Rules of Court..............................

1

0

0

On sealing any document issued from the Court for use beyond the jurisdiction of the Court, not being a writ or other document for service oh a party to a cause or matter..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

On sealing any other document with the seal of the Court....................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

The above fees include the filing of all copies or præcipes or other documents required to be filed on the sealing or issuing of the above documents..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

 

 

 

Appearances.

On entering an appearance, for each person.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

2

6

If by a corporation or joint stock company or a company incorporated by Statute or Royal Charter......................................................................................................

0

10

0

Copies.

For an office copy of any record of the Court, or of any document filed in the Registry, if in the English language, for every folio...........................................

0

0

8

If in, a foreign language, the actual cost of making and examining same, and in addition for marking and sealing same as an office copy.....................

0

2

6

For an office copy of a plan, map, section, drawing, photograph, or diagram, the actual cost of making and examining same, and in addition for marking and sealing same as an office copy.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

2

6

 


 

Attendances.

£

s.

d.

On an application, with or without a subpœna, for any officer, not being the Associate of the Justice presiding at the Court, to attend with any record or document at any Court or place out of the Court building, in addition to the just charges and expenses of the officer for each day or part of a day he shall necessarily be absent from his office...............................................................................................................................................................................................................

1

0

0

The officer may require a deposit on account of any further fees, charges, or expenses which may probably become payable beyond the amount paid for fees, charges, and expenses on the application, and the officer or his clerk taking such deposit shall thereupon make a memorandum thereof on the application..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

 

 

 

The officer may also require an undertaking in writing to pay any further fees, charges, and expenses which may become payable beyond the amounts so paid and deposited............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

 

 

 

Securities.

On making appointment to inquire into sufficiency of sureties.............................................................................................................................................................................................

0

1

 

On attesting execution of instrument of security under Order XXV, whether by one or more sureties, and whether entered into by all at one time or not...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

On inquiring as to sureties under Order XXV, and indorsing approval on instrument of security

0

5

0

On vacating a recognizance.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

Filing.

On filing a special case...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

1

0

0

On filing special case, being an appeal from an inferior Court................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

On filing an instrument of security under Order XXV..................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On filing a copy of a notice of motion originating a cause or matter..................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

On filing a petition originating a cause or matter, including the sealing of the indorsement of time appointed for hearing on all copies of the petition intended for service...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

On filing any other petition..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On filing any pleading or other document required to be delivered, when no appearance entered...................................................................................................................

0

2

6

On filing a notice of change of solicitor.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

2

6

On filing, unless otherwise provided, an affidavit, deposition, or set of depositions, including any annexures to any such affidavit or deposition...............

0

2

6

On filing exhibits referred to in an affidavit or deposition and not annexed thereto, and requited to be filed, for each exhibit

0

1

0

But not to exceed.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On filing a writ of execution with return................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

2

6

On filing a preliminary Act in actions for damage by collision................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On depositing in any cause or matter any documents ordered to be deposited for safe custody or to be impounded, for each document............................

0

1

0

On a receipt for any document or documents to which the last fee applies when delivered out........................................................................................................................

0

1

0

On filing notice of discontinuance of an action or withdrawal of part of a cause of action by a plaintiff or a counter-claiming defendant............................

0

2

6

On filing a consent in writing signed by the parties withdrawing a cause which has been entered for trial......................................................................................................

0

2

6

On filing a copy of the pleadings and issues or such other proceedings as show the questions for trial by the party entering the trial............................................

0

2

6

On filing a written request to set down a cause or matter for further consideration.....................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On filing a written authority to use a person’s name as next friend......................................................................................................................................................................................

0

2

6

On filing a disclaimer of office by defendant under Order XLI.............................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On-filing notice under Queensland Justices Act...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On filing a bill of costs for taxation..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

2

6

On filing a certificate of an examiner of refusal of a witness to attend or to be sworn..............................................................................................................................................

0

2

6

On an examiner filing a question to which a witness objects, together with the objection......................................................................................................................................

0

2

6

On filing a copy of notice of motion instituting an appeal........................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On filing any document in respect of which no other fee is provided.................................................................................................................................................................................

0

1

0

Payment into Court.

On payment of money into Court.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

Certificates.

For a certificate of an associate of the result of trial.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

1

0

0

For a certificate of taxing officer of result of taxation of bill of costs...................................................................................................................................................................................

0

2

6

For a certificate of the Registrar of the result of any proceeding before him...................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

 


 

Searches.

£

s.

d.

On a search for appearance.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

1

0

Unless otherwise expressly provided by any Act of Parliament, Rules of Court, or this Schedule, on a search in any register kept in the Registry, or on searching an index or calendar to the files or bundles of documents filed, and inspecting the documents, for every hour or part of an hour occupied..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

2

6

Not to exceed per day..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

Provided that if a search is made in more than one register an additional search fee shall be charged for every register beyond the first...........

 

 

 

Inspecting any documents deposited pursuant to an order for safe custody, or impounded............................................................................................................................

0

2

6

Examination of Witnesses.

On obtaining appointment for examination of a witness before an officer of the Court.....................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

In respect of every witness sworn and examined by an officer of the Court in his office, unless otherwise provided, including oath, for each hour or part of an hour.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

For an examination of witnesses by any such officer away from the office, in addition to reasonable travelling and other expenses, per day or part of a day....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

3

0

0

The officer may require a deposit on account of fees and expenses which may probably become payable beyond any amount paid for fees and expenses upon the examination; and the officer or his clerk taking such deposit shall thereupon make a memorandum thereof and deliver the same to the party making the deposit............................................................................................................................................................................................................

 

 

 

The officer may also require an undertaking, in writing to pay any further fees and expenses which may become payable beyond the amount so paid and deposited..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

 

 

 

On examination of witnesses by persons other than officers of the Court (these fees to be retained by examiner for his own use)......................

 

 

 

Upon giving an appointment to take an examination.............................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

Or, if evidence taken on commission, for giving such appointment, to each commissioner who acts at the examination

0

5

0

If the time occupied in an examination is less than three hours...........................................................................................................................................................................................

3

0

0

If the time occupied in an examination is more than three hours, for each day or part of a day.....................................................................................................................

5

0

0

When evidence is taken on commission, the two preceding fees shall be paid to each commissioner who acts at the examination..................

 

 

 

On a request to examine witnesses abroad, such fee shall be payable to the examiner as is prescribed by the laws of the country where the examination is to take place, and shall be paid to the Registrar to be transmitted with the request.

 

 

 

The term “Officer of the Court” does not include an Associate....................................................................................................................................................................

 

 

 

Hearing.

On setting down an appeal to the Full Court from a judgment of the Supreme Court of a State or of a Judge of the Supreme Court of a State..............

2

0

0

If from an order made in Chambers...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

1

0

0

On setting down an appeal from an inferior Court to the Full Court, whether by special case or otherwise

1

0

0

On entering a special case or demurrer for argument, either before a single Judge or before the Full Court, in the first instance, including in the latter case, when necessary, the filing of the memorandum requiring same to be entered before the Full Court....................................................................................

1

0

0

On filing like memorandum of another party................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On entering an action for trial before a Justice, with or without a jury, in addition to the fees, if any, payable in respect of the jury.............................................

1

0

0

On entering an election petition for trial...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

1

0

0

On hearing an action on motion for judgment..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

On hearing any cause or matter set down for further consideration..................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

On hearing any cause or matter commenced by motion on notice or by petition, except when otherwise provided..........................................................................

1

0

0

On hearing any other petition in Court................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On setting down an appeal from Justices..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

Drawing up and entering Judgments and Orders.

If made in Court on the original hearing, or hearing on further consideration of a cause, or on the hearing of a special case or petition, or on application to the Full Court, unless otherwise provided...............................................................................................................................................................................................

1

0

0

If a judgment without hearing, or by consent.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

10

0

If a judgment under Order XXIII, Rule 7 or Rule 8, or Order XXVII, Rule 3, or Order XXVIII, Rule 2.......................................................................................................

0

10

0

Any other order, whether made in Court or at Chambers.......................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

The above fees include filing the duplicate original......................................................................................................................................................................................................................

 

 

 


 

Taxation of Costs.

£

s.

d.

For taxing a bill of costs when the amount allowed does not exceed £10.....................................................................................................................................................................

0

2

0

When the amount exceeds £10, for every £5 allowed or a fraction thereof................................................................................................................................................................

0

0

6

These fees, except where otherwise provided, shall be taken on signing the certificate or on the allowance of the bill of costs as taxed, but the fees shall be due and payable, if no certificate or allocatur is required, on the amount of the bill as taxed, or on the amount of such part thereof as may be taxed, and the solicitor, or party suing in person, shall in such case pay the proper sum, the amount whereof shall be fixed by the taxing officer.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

 

 

 

The taxing officer may require a deposit on account of fees before taxation, not exceeding the fees on the full amount of the costs as submitted for taxation, and the officer on taking such deposit shall make a memorandum thereof on the bill of costs.....................................................

 

 

 

Miscellaneous.

 

On a fiat of a Justice......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

On a party attending before a Judge signifying his consent to a consent order being drawn, to enter judgment against him..........................................................

0

5

0

On entering a satisfaction of judgment..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

0

5

0

II.—To be taken in the Marshal’s Offices.

 

 

 

The same fees are to be taken as by the practice of the Supreme Court of the State in which the proceeding is taken or the act is done or authorized and required to be taken by the Sheriff in respect of a like proceeding or act in a cause pending in that Court...........................................................................

 

 

 

A deposit on account of the fees applicable to any proceeding or act may be required before such proceeding is commenced or act done, or at any time during the course thereof, and a memorandum of the amount deposited shall be delivered to the party making the deposit..............................

 

 

 

In case of dispute as to any of the charges the amount is to be taxed by the taxing officer without fees...................................................................................................

 

 

 

 

L.S.

S. W. GRIFFITH, C.J.

EDMUND BARTON, J.

R. E. O’CONNOR, J.

GORDON H. CASTLE,

Principal Registrar.

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HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA.

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RULE OF COURT.

As of Wednesday, the seventh day of October, a.d. 1903.

It is ordered as follows :—

Sittings of the High Court for the transaction of all such business as may be brought before it shall be held at the places and on the days hereunder mentioned, that is to say:—

At Melbourne—

Wednesday, 18th November, 1903.

At Sydney (at the Court House, Darlinghurst)—

Thursday, 15th October, 1903,

Friday, 6th November, 1903.

L.S.

S. W. GRIFFITH, C. J.

EDMUND BARTON, J.

R. E. O’CONNOR, J.

Gordon H. Castle, Principal Registrar.