Expenses of Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and of Society
(1) The expenses incurred by-
(a) a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal; and
(b) the Society, in connection with proceedings before a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal,
may be paid to the Society out of general revenue upon a certificate issued by the Secretary for Justice.
(2) The Secretary for Justice shall only issue a certificate under subsection (1) if he is satisfied that-
(a) the expenses were necessarily incurred by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal or the Society, as the case may be, in exercise of the powers or duties conferred or imposed by this Ordinance;
(b) the amount of such expenses is reasonable; and
(c) the expenses could not reasonably be recovered from the person whose conduct is the subject of the proceedings before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, the Court of Appeal or the Court of Final Appeal, as the case may be. (Amended 92 of 1975 s. 59; 46 of 1989 s. 6)
(3) In this section, "expenses" (開支) includes witnesses' expenses and fees, counsel's fees, solicitor's fees, auditor's fees and other charges and disbursements.
(Amended 61 of 1992 s. 6; L.N. 362 of 1997; 26 of 2012 s. 6)