This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 24 May 2010, amend the District Courts Rules 2009.
Rule 4 replaces Schedule 2 of the District Courts Rules 2009 with a new schedule. Schedule 2 facilitates the making of costs awards by setting daily recovery rates for different categories of proceeding. Under the District Courts Rules 2009, 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 by Schedule 3 for each step in the proceeding. There are 3 categories. The new Schedule 2 increases the daily recovery rate for Category 1 proceedings from $860 to $1,000, for Category 2 proceedings from $1,280 to $1,500, and for Category 3 proceedings from $1,900 to $2,220.
Date of notification in Gazette: 22 April 2010.
These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.