Legal Profession Act 2008

Legal Practitioners (Public Notaries) Determination 2011

 

Legal Practitioners (Public Notaries) Determination 2011

Contents

Part 1 — Preliminary

1.Citation2

Part 2 — Notice and Inquiries

2.Notice under section 278 of the Act3

3.Inquiries and submissions under section 277 of the Act3

Part 3 — Report of Committee’s conclusions

4.Adjustment in fees4

5.Scale of costs to be adopted4

Schedule

1.Citation5

2.Commencement5

3.Application5

4.Scale of costs5

Notes

Compilation table8

 

Legal Profession Act 2008

Legal Practitioners (Public Notaries) Determination 2011

Part 1 — Preliminary

1.Citation

(1)This report may be cited as the Legal Practitioners (Public Notaries) Report 2011.

(2)The determination set out in the Schedule to this report is referred to in this report as the Legal Practitioners (Public Notaries) Determination 2011.

Part 2 — Notice and Inquiries

2.Notice under section 278 of the Act

The Legal Costs Committee has complied with the notice provisions of section 278 of the Act.

3.Inquiries and submissions under section 277 of the Act

Before making the Legal Practitioners (Public Notaries) Determination 2011, the Legal Costs Committee —

(a)reviewed all submissions received as a result of the notice given under section 277 of the Act;

(b)consulted with the Courts, Law Society of Western Australia, Western Australian Bar Association and the Public Notaries Society of Western Australia;

(c)considered the rates payable for similar work in other Australian jurisdictions; and

(d)had regard to the hourly and daily rates applicable under the Solicitors Costs Determination 2011*.

Part 3 — Report of Committee’s conclusions

4.Adjustment in fees

The Legal Costs Committee, for the purposes of administration and accounting convenience, amends all fees in the Scale so that they are divisible by 11 (except photocopying charges).

5.Scale of costs to be adopted

(1)It is the recommendation of the Legal Costs Committee, after reviewing the information gained as a result of the inquiries and submissions described in clause 3, that the scale of costs set out in the Table to clause 4 of the Legal Practitioners (Public Notaries) Determination 2011 be adopted for the business of Public Notaries.

(2)It is the further recommendation of the Committee given that the amendments to the scale of costs in the manner set out in the Table to clause 4 of the Legal Practitioners (Public Notaries) Determination 2002 were inclusive of any provision for the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the scale of Public Notaries fees continues to be inclusive of GST.

*[Published in the Government Gazette 24 June 2011]

 

Schedule

Legal Profession Act 2008

Legal Practitioners (Public Notaries) Determination 2011

Made by the Legal Costs Committee under section 275 of the Legal Profession Act 2008 (“the Act”).

1.Citation

This determination may be cited as the Legal Practitioners (Public Notaries) Determination 2011.

2.Commencement

This determination comes into operation on 1 November 2011.

3.Application

(1)This determination applies to the remuneration of a Public Notary for the provision of notarial services.

(2)This determination does not apply to the remuneration of a Public Notary based on costs incurred in respect of instructions taken before the commencement of this determination.

4.Scale of costs

The fee charged by a Public Notary for providing notarial services shall not exceed the fee for those services set out in the Table to this clause (inclusive of GST).

Table

SCALE OF PUBLIC NOTARIES FEES

Item No.

Matter

Maximum amount
$

1

Affidavits, affirmations and declarations —

 

 

(a)

For administering an oath or affirmation or taking a declaration and for signing the jurat or its equivalent —

where there is one deponent or declarant

and for each additional deponent, affirmant or declarant swearing, affirming or declaring at the same time



110



55

 

(b)

For preparing an affidavit, affirmation or declaration verifying the execution of a document by a company or by a person



110

 

(c)

For preparing a notarial certificate in respect of an oath, affirmation or declaration and for completing the certificate



110

 

(d)

For completing a second and third certificate (if required)

55

 

(e)

For preparing an exhibit to an affidavit, affirmation or declaration and for completing an exhibit


55

2

Deeds and other documents —

 

 

(a)

Witnessing and attesting the execution or signing of a deed or other document —

where there is one party

and for each additional party signing at the same time



110


55

 

(b)

For preparing a notarial certificate in respect of the attestation and for completing the certificate


110

3

Verification of copies of documents 

 

 

(a)

For examining, with the original, a photocopy of the document

for each page exceeding one


55

5.50

 

(b)

For examining, with the original, a copy of a document other than a photocopy


110

 

(c)

For preparing a notarial certificate verifying a copy of a document and for completing the certificate


110

4

Certificates under seal not otherwise prescribed by this scale —

 

 

 

For preparing a notarial certificate and for completing the certificate


110

5

Bills of Exchange —

 

 

(a)

For noting a bill of exchange, entering in the register and supplying one copy of note


176

 

(b)

For presenting bill — a fee for the time so occupied calculated in accordance with the Solicitors Costs Determination 2011* or any subsequent determination made in substitution for that determination.

 

 

(c)

For preparing, issuing and entering a protest of a bill of exchange and supplying one copy of protest


176

 

together with the reasonable disbursements necessarily incurred in connection with any of those services

 

6

Ship’s protests —

 

 

(a)

Preparing and attesting a ship’s protest including three copies (if required)


231

 

(b)

Preparing and attesting extension of ship’s protest

231

7

Duplicates —

Except where otherwise provided, for more than one copy of any of the above notarial documents completed at the same time —

for each copy (after the first) up to ten
 — one half of the prescribed fee

for each copy (after the tenth)
 — one quarter of the prescribed fee

 

8

Miscellaneous services —

 

 

For instructions, attendances, correspondence, drawing, engrossing, travel and all other services not covered by this scale, or, if so covered, for matters involving unusual work or difficulty —

a fee calculated in accordance with the Solicitors Costs Determination 2011* or any subsequent determination made in substitution for that determination, having regard to the time skill and responsibility involved

For photocopies where necessary, including of documents for which allowance is otherwise made in this determination










1.00 per page

*[Published in the Government Gazette 24 June 2011.]

 

Notes

1This is a compilation of the Legal Practitioners (Public Notaries) Determination 2011. The following table contains information about that determination.

Compilation table

Citation

Gazettal

Commencement

Legal Practitioners (Public Notaries) Determination 2011

25 Oct 2011 p. 4529-33

1 Nov 2011 (see cl. 2)