COSTS (CROWN SUITS' AND LAW OFFICERS') ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

Costs in Crown Suits

   2   Costs may be awarded to Crown

   3   Costs to defendant

   4   Suits to be under same regulations as ordinary suits

   5   Costs of Public Officers, or Officers of the Defence Force succeeding in litigation recoverable, though officers not personally liable for same

   6   As to costs of Law Officers of the Crown

   7   Provision as to the fees to be allowed to Law Officers of the Crown for services in any proceeding in which the Crown recovers costs

 

THE COSTS (CROWN SUITS' AND LAW OFFICERS') ACT

[Date of Commencement: 1863]

 

Cap 79.

Act 12 of 1962.

1   Short title

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   This Act may be cited as the Costs (Crown Suits' and Law Officers') Act.

Costs in Crown Suits

2   Costs may be awarded to Crown

   In all information, actions, suits, and other proceedings to be hereafter instituted before any Court or tribunal whatever in this Island by or on behalf of the Crown against any corporation or person, in respect of any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or of any goods or chattels belonging or accruing to the Crown, or in respect of any sum or sums of money due and owing to Her Majesty, by virtue of any Act of the United Kingdom Parliament or of the Legislature of this Island, for any public or parochial service, Her Majesty's Attorney-General shall be entitled to recover costs for and on behalf of Her Majesty where judgment shall be given for the Crown, in the same manner, and under the same rules, regulations, and provisions as are or may be in force touching the payment or receipt of costs in proceedings between subject and subject; and such costs shall be paid into the hands of the Accountant-General of this Island, and be held by him to the credit of the public.

3   Costs to defendant

   If, in any such information, action, suit, or other proceeding judgment shall be given against the Crown, the defendant or defendants shall be entitled to recover costs, in like manner, and subject to the same rules and provisions, as though such proceeding had been had between subject and subject:

   Provided, that the presiding Judge shall certify on the record that, in his opinion, the case is one in which the defendant is entitled to his costs; and the Minister is hereby required to direct the Accountant-General to pay the last mentioned costs out of any sum of money voted by the Legislature for that purpose.

4   Suits to be under same regulations as ordinary suits

   The proceedings in all such suits shall, as far as applicable, be regulated by the rules of pleading and of practice in suits between subject and subject, and the Rules Committee of the Supreme Court may from time to time frame all such further rules as may be necessary for the practice in such cases.

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