81. The Minister shall negotiate with the bodies authorized to represent the notaries, advocates, bailiffs or stenographers, the tariffs of fees applicable for the purposes of this act as well as a procedure for the settlement of disputes, and to what matters the procedure may apply.
Notwithstanding any general law or special Act, the Government may make regulations to ratify an agreement contemplated in the first paragraph or, failing such an agreement, to establish such tariffs for the purposes of this Act. Such regulations may also prescribe which person may determine the fees applicable to services for which no tariff is fixed. Moreover, they may provide a procedure for the settlement of dispute and to what matters the procedure may apply.
A tariff established under this section may fix, to the extent prescribed therein, an all-inclusive fee for all services provided within the scope of a single mandate. It may also determine the maximum amount of fees that may be paid under this Act to one professional in the course of a period specified by the tariff and beyond which fees paid to the professional are to be reduced, in respect of each mandate, in the proportion specified by the tariff. The provisions of the tariff pertaining to the maximum amount of fees that may be paid to one professional may vary according to the class of professionals to which they apply.
The Commission and the corporations are bound by every regulation contemplated in the second paragraph.
1972, c. 14, s. 81; 1982, c. 36, s. 10; 1985, c. 29, s. 1; 1996, c. 23, s. 43.