Court fee increases from 21st March 2016
Recent reforms have provided a number of increases to Court fees payable in Civil matters with immediate effect of today’s date.
These changes will mean that in all matters received by the Courts after 18th March 2016 will be payable at the new rates.
In Possession proceedings, issue fees have been increased from £280 to £355. However, proceedings issued via Possession Claims Online will increase from £250 to £325.
General Applications made on notice have been split into two sections for the Court’s ease of fee collection. These are:
- Applications made under Section 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 or applications made for a payment from Court Funds; and
- Applications for any other reason.
For an application on notice under Section 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, or for a payment out of Court Funds, this fee will remain at £155.
Although, there will be an increase to £255 (formerly £155) for applications for any other reason.
Applications made by consent or without notice, will utilise the same split and the proposed revisions will be:
- An application by consent or without notice under Section 3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997; or for a payment out of Court Funds, this fee will stay at £50.
- An application by consent or without notice for any other reason will see an increase from £50 to £100.
To discuss how these Court fee changes may affect you, please call Daniel Pidgley on 01202 525333.