NEW COURT FEES (INCREASED NEEDLESS TO SAY)

Court fees increased yesterday. There has been much public discussion of the family fees. Very little about the increase in fees for applications.

LINKS TO THE RULES

The statutory instrument is available here

The facile “Impact Assessment” is available here.

KEY CHANGES

Amendments to the Civil Proceedings Fees Order 2008 2. In the table in Schedule 1 to the Civil Proceedings Fees Order 2008(a)—

(a) in column 2 (amount of fee), for the entry corresponding to fee 1.4(b) (starting proceedings for the recovery of land in the County Court) for “£280” substitute “£355”;

(b) in column 2, for the entry corresponding to fee 1.4(c) (starting proceedings for the recovery of land using the Possession Claims Online website), for “£250” substitute “£325”;

(c) for fees 2.4 and 2.5, for the entries in both columns, substitute—

“2.4(a) On an application on notice where no other fee is specified, except for applications referred to in fee 2.4(b).                                       £255

2.4(b) On an application on notice where no other fee is specified made— (i) under section 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997(b); or (ii) for a payment out of funds deposited in court.                                                         £155 2.5

(a) On an application by consent or without notice where no other fee is specified, except for applications referred to in fee 2.5(b).

                                                                                                          £100 2.5

(b) On an application made by consent or without notice where no other fee is specified made—

(i) under section 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997;or (ii) for a payment out of funds deposited in court.                                                    £50”

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