This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules amend the High Court Rules. The rules come into force on 1 January 2004.
Rule 3 replaces Schedule 2 of the High Court Rules with a new Schedule 2. Schedule 2 sets out the daily recovery rates for the purposes of costs awards. The new Schedule 2 increases those rates for each of the 3 categories of proceeding. Under the High Court Rules, awards of costs are determined on the basis of applying the appropriate daily recovery rate for the particular category of proceeding to the time allocated for each step in the proceeding specified in Schedule 3 of the High Court Rules.
Rule 4 is a transitional rule. The rule provides that the new rates apply to proceedings commenced after the new rates take effect. In the case of proceedings commenced before the new rates take effect,—