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Table of fees

The fees of Sheriff Officers and of Messengers-at-Arms are reviewed periodically and are strictly prescribed by Act of Sederunt. All Sheriff Officers and Messengers-at-Arms, whether individuals or firms, must adhere to the fee tables therein.

Please note the surcharges applicable to service in a remote rural area or where the value of an action exceeds £100,000 as defined in Section 2 Amendment of Fees set out in the relevant Act of Sederunt and Amendment.

Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers: current fees

With effect from 30 June, 2021 the fees of Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers are stipulated by Act of Sederunt (Fees of Messengers-at-Arms and Sheriff Officers) (Amendment) 2021.

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