Category Court fees

PAYING THE CORRECT COURT FEE, AMENDMENT & STRIKING OUT: ANOTHER DECISION

There have been a number of cases in relation to the consequences for a claimant when the correct court fee has not been paid upon issue.  This issue was considered by His Honour Judge Robinson this week in an appeal in the case of Wiseman -v- Marston’s PLC (Sheffield County Court 21st December 2016). (This […]

COURT FEES AND STEALTH TAXES: REPAYMENT OF TRIAL FEES TO END NEXT YEAR

Thanks to Kerry Underwood for pointing out the provisions of The Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 which comes into force on the 6th March 2017. There is a hidden “tax” in that the repayment of court fees has ended. THE NEW RULES The rules amend Schedule 1(3) of the Civil Proceedings Fee Order – […]

PAYING THE INCORRECT COURT FEE: ANOTHER IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT

There have been several cases this year relating to  the consequences that flow when a claimant pays the incorrect court fee. Several issues remain unresolved In a judgment this morning His Honour Judge Godsmark QC considered the position where the wrong fee was paid given the value of the claim that was put on the claim […]

PAYING THE CORRECT COURT FEE: ACTION STAYED: SANITY IS BREAKING OUT

There are several interesting issues arising out of the judgment of Master Clark in Lifestyles Equities C.V. -v- Sportsdirect.Com Retail Limited [2016] EWHC 2092.   In particular the fact that the decision in Richard Lewis & Others -v- Ward Hadaway [2015] EWHC 3503 (Ch) did not feature at all. Rather than applications to strike out for abuse […]

INCREASED COURT FEES FROM THE 25th July 2016: AN OVERVIEW & USEFUL LINKS

There have been requests, via twitter, that I publicise the increase in court fees that came into effect on the 25th July.  These are not universal increases (they do not increase issue fees in Part 7 claims for instance – but there are increases in Part 8 claims). In recognition of the useful comments from […]

PAYING THE “CORRECT” COURT FEE AND AMENDMENT: AN IMPORTANT CASE REVIEWING THE PRINCIPLES

This blog has looked several times* at the cases and principles that have followed the decision in Lewis -v- Ward Hadaway [2015] EWHC 3503 (Ch).   Applications around allegations of failure to pay the correct court fee have  become a new battleground between claimants and defendants, with defendants constantly seeking  to strike out and arguing abuse of […]

COSTS BUDGETING – THE KEY DATES: A QUICK REMINDER TO AVOID A SHARP (BUT NOT NECESSARILY SHORT) SHOCK

You would think that everyone involved in litigation would know that new rules as to cost budgeting came into force on the 6th April 2016. However, judging from some of the blank (and worried) looks I have seen recently when this has been mentioned, this may not be the case.  Since the cases where the […]