LEGAL COST CONSULTING

SERVICES BY SVN INC

SVN Costs Consulting has established itself as one of the most prominent in Gauteng and is a well-oiled machine that handles numerous taxing matters.

Our Cost Consulting Services Include The Following

  • Drawing of Attorney and own Client Bills of Cost
  • Drawing of Attorney and Client Bills of Cost
  • Drawing of Party and Party Bills of Cost
  • Attending to taxations in the High as well as Magistrate Courts
  • Opposing Bills of Cost
  • Settling Bills of Cost
  • Assistance with Fee Assessment at the Legal Practice Council

We Draft Bills In The Following Fields

  • High Court matters
  • Magistrate’s Court matters
  • Appeal Court matters
  • Constitutional Court matters
  • Criminal Court matters
  • Road Accident Fund matters
  • Medical Negligence matters
  • Labour Court matters

We Charge The Following Fees

When it comes to the drafting of a Bill of Cost our office charges according to the Rules as set out in terms of Rule 8bis, 9 & 10 of the Appellate Division Rules, Rule 48, 67, 68 & 70 of the High Court and Section 80 & 81 of the Magistrate’s Court Act and Rule 33, 34 & 35 of the Magistrate Court as well as Table A & B of Schedule 2 of the Rules.

Summary

  1. There are 3 types of Bills of Cost that can be drafted and they are as follows:
    • Party and Party Bill of Cost;
    • Attorney and Client Bill of Cost; and
    • Attorney and Own Client Bill of Cost
  1. The drawing fee according to Rule 70 of the High Court in the following Bills of Cost are:
    • Party and Party Bill of Cost = 11% drawing fee
    • Attorney and Client Bill of Cost = 11% drawing fee
    • DULY TAKE NOTE THAT with an attorney and client bill of cost a surcharge may be added to the bill of cost depending on the circumstances.
  1. The attendance fee according to Rule 70 of the High Court in both the Party and Party as well as the Attorney and Client Bills of Cost are as follows:
    • 11% for the first R10 000.00;
    • 6% for the next R10 000.00;
    • 3% for the remainder of the amount
  1. The drawing fee according to Rule 33 of the Magistrates Court in the following Bills of Cost are:
    • Party and Party Bill of Cost = 11% drawing fee
    • Attorney and Client Bill of Cost = 11% drawing fee
  1. The attendance fee according to Rule 33 of the Magistrates Court in both the Party and Party as well as the Attorney and Client Bills of Cost are as follows:
    • 11% for the first R10 000.00;
    • 6% for the next R10 000.00;
    • 3% for the remainder of the amount
  1. With the Attorney and Own Client Bill of Cost our drawing fee will work on the following basis:
    • Matters of R0.00 to above R1 000 000.00 will be drafted on a 7% drawing fee if the matter is not taxed.
    • In the case that a Court Order is made with regards to the attorney and own client costs, the bill of cost will be drafted and taxed according to the attorney and client fees as stipulated above.
  1. If a Bill of Cost is to be opposed, we will charge 11% of the amount that is saved.
  1. If a Bill of Cost is to be settled we will charge the prescribed fees as stipulated above, but no attendance fee will be charged unless the matter is settled 2 days before the taxation date, then attendance fees will be charged.
  1. The Rules of Court state that an inspection can be done on an Opponent’s file. In order for us to attend to an inspection, a fee of R850 per hour will be charged plus travelling disbursements if any.
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012 882 0976
info@svninc.co.za
086 573 3674
Unit E1, 93 Regency Drive,
Route 21 Corporate Park,
Irene, Gauteng
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Monday - Thursday: 08:00 - 16:30
Fridays: 08:00 - 13:00

Closed on weekends and public holidays