Consultation on the Review of Fees in the Scottish Civil Courts - Fees of Solicitors

The consultation document and associated annexes can be accessed below: 
Consultation document - Fees of solicitors
Annex A - Respondent Information Form
Annex B - Consultation Questionnaire

Annex C - Courts Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 105 and 106


The consultation seeks to obtain views and evidence from stakeholders on the fees for solicitors’ that can be recovered under an award of expenses made in the Court of Session, Sheriff Appeal Court and sheriff court.

Separate consultation exercises will take place regarding the other categories of fees which are regulated by the Court of Session.

The Council’s Costs and Funding Committee will be considering the fees prescribed and whether there should be any increase or reduction in the current levels.

What Happens Next

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and the Council will consider fees in the Scottish Civil Courts in light of the responses received.  It is anticipated that this work can be done early in 2018.

Consultation Responses 

Where the respondent has agreed to a response being made public it can be viewed here.


Andrea Campbell


Telephone: 0131 240 6778