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Kept this quiet didn't they ?

 

 

Controversial rises in court fees will come into force next Monday barring a parliamentary upset, the Gazette can reveal.

 

The 5% levy on all claims over £10,000, up to and including claims valued at £200,000, was approved at the delegated legislation committee stage in the House of Commons last week.

 

A further debate will be held in the Lords this week, and subject to clearing that hurdle the fees will come into force on 9 March.

 

The Law Society, other legal professional bodies and judges have condemned the changes as a threat to access to justice. Under the new scheme all money claims of more than £10,000 that go to court will be charged 5% of the value of that claim.

 

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Some case studies were done showing the impact...

 

The Society said it has collected case studies from solicitors showing what impact the fees would have on ordinary people seeking justice.

 

One concerned a pensioner with a claim against a financial adviser for the loss of his entire pension fund, for which the fee for applying to begin court proceedings will increase from £910 to £5,000.

 

Another case study found that a young girl with brain damage due to a failure by doctors to diagnose meningitis as a toddler will now require £10,000 to mount any fight for a secure financial settlement.

 

 


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The proposed increase in the N244 fee from £155 to £255 is also going to make it very difficult for public to make applications that honestly, in many cases where they are a defendant, they should have the right to make for free.

 

£155 was taking 'the proverbial' somewhat to start with.

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The fee hikes are a disgrace and pure money making scheme.

 

They will restrict access to justice and make Court proceedings only available to the very wealthy.

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I agree, Ganymede, it sounds like disempowering ordinary people.

 

HB


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I agree, Ganymede, it sounds like disempowering ordinary people.

 

HB

The Law Society, along with other professional legal bodies, have sent a letter before action notifying the MoJ that they are going to take this to a Judicial Review.

 

Hopefully the fee increases can be reversed.

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The fee increase which is coming in next week should only affect claims for more than £10,000. I personally don't feel too strongly about this. Hopefully the MOJ will use the money to improve the service offered in the county courts, which can sometimes be an utter shambles, but I'm not holding my breath.


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I agree, Ganymede, it sounds like disempowering ordinary people.

 

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Thats the conservatives for ya.


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Thats the conservatives for ya.

 

 

 

Every time!


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Increases from effect today 21st March 2016

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fees-for-civil-and-family-courts/court-fees-for-the-high-court-county-court-and-family-court

 

As you may be aware, subject to Parliamentary approval, there will be a number

of changes to court and tribunal fees anticipated for March 2016.

 

In possession claims the fee for issuing proceedings will be increasing from

£280 to £355 and for those who lodge online through PCOL from £250 to £325

 

In general applications within civil proceedings the fees will be increasing

from £155 to £255 for an application on notice and from £50 to £100 for an application

by consent/without notice.

 

These increases will not apply to general applications made within protection from harassment claims or applications for a payment out of court funds.

 

Nor will they apply for applications within insolvency proceedings where the existing fees for general applications will continue to apply

 

The date of implementation is 21st March 2016.

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