This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force 28 days after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the District Courts Fees Regulations 2009. The amendments are required to align the fees regulations with amendments being made to the District Courts Rules 2009. The first amendment introduces a fee for filing an amended notice of claim (being the same amount as the fee that applies when filing an amended statement of claim). The second amendment prescribes the hearing fee for each half-day of a trial. In the case of a trial that is set down on dismissal of a summary judgment application, the fee applies to each half-day, including the first half-day. In every other case, the fee is for each half-day after the first half-day, because the fee for the first half-day is covered by item 6 (which does not apply in cases where the trial is allocated on dismissal of a summary judgment application). The result is that the same hearing fee is payable regardless of the process for allocating the trial.
Date of notification in Gazette: 17 May 2012.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.