Proposed court fee increases

The Ministry of Justice has issued a consultation paper, Civil Court Fees 2008, on proposed increases in certain court fees (closing date 4/3/09). The most eye watering increase is the fee for filing a request for a detailed assessment hearing by a legally aided party where no other party is ordered to pay the costs of the proceedings. The proposed increase is from the current £105 up to a new figure of up to £5,000.

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2 thoughts on “Proposed court fee increases

  1. As an “old timer” I can remember when you used to have to pay 7% of taxed costs for legal aid matters. You used to have to pay 3.5% on lodgment of the bill for taxation and a balancing payment to bring it up to 7%, when you submitted the Legal Aid Taxation Certificate for sealing.

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