MAGISTRATES COURT OF TASMANIA

CIRCULAR TO PRACTITIONERS

 

No. 4 of 2012

 

Fees changes - Effective from 1 January 2013

 

 

Some fees in the Magistrates Court will change from 1 January 2013. 

 

They will better reflect the costs of providing court services whilst continuing to provide access to justice for court users. The new charges are more comparable with those applied across interstate jurisdictions and will enable the Court to continue to provide appropriate levels of service.

 

Please find following a schedule detailing the new arrangements.

 

More information is available on the Magistrates Court website at:

 

www.magistratescourt.tas.gov.au/practice_and_procedure/fees 

 

Effective from 1 January 2013

Civil Division - Costs & Fees Claimable - Ready Reckoner

 

 

< $1,000

$1,001 - $3,000

$3,001 - $5,000

$5,001 - $10,000

> $10,000

Filing fee on originating process 1.

100.80

100.80

100.80

201.60

201.60

Appeal Costs Fund fee 2.

+ 7.20

+ 7.20

+ 7.20

+ 7.20

+ 7.20

Total filing fees payable on Claim

= 108.00

= 108.00

= 108.00

= 208.80

= 208.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solicitors' costs allowed 3.

+ 90.00

+ 180.00

+ 270.00

+ 360.00

+ 450.00

Service allowed per Defendant 4.

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

Total costs & fees endorsed on Claim

= 243.00

= 333.00

= 423.00

= 613.80

= 703.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solicitors' costs on entering default judgment 3.

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

Total costs & fees claimed on signing judgment

= 288.00

= 378.00

= 468.00

= 658.80

= 748.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solicitors' costs on preparing enforcement process 3.

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

Filing fee on enforcement process 1.

+ 36.00

+ 36.00

+ 36.00

+ 36.00

+ 36.00

Service expense allowed (per party per service) 4. 5.

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

+ 45.00

or Bailiff's execution fee allowed (Warrants to Sell Property) 1.

+151.20

+151.20

+151.20

+151.20

+151.20

 

1. For filing fees, see:

Magistrates Court (Civil Division) (Fees) Regulations 2012, Schedule 1; and

Fee Units Act 1997 s.6

 

2. For Appeal Costs Fund fee, see:

Appeal Costs Fund Act 1968 s.5(1) and Appeal Costs Fund Regulations 2003 r.4

 

3. For costs allowable see:

Magistrates Court (Civil Division) Rules 1998, Schedule 1, Part 3

 

4. For service fee allowable see:

Magistrates Court (Civil Division) Rules 1998, Schedule 1, Parts 1 & 2, Item 14(b)

 

5. For garnishee applications, a service expense is allowable once upon the Judgment Debtor (Application and Provisional Order), and twice upon the Garnishee (Application, Provisional Order, and Final Order).

 

 

W Johnson

ADMINISTRATOR OF COURTS

18 December 2012