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HOT OFF THE PRESS: FURTHER COURT & TRIBUNAL FEE INCREASES

July 2016

HOT OFF THE PRESS: FURTHER COURT & TRIBUNAL FEE INCREASES

In July 2015 the Government undertook a consultation in respect of further proposed Court and Tribunal fee increases. This resulted in the draft Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016, which once implemented would lead to some Court fees increasing by a further 10%.

On Wednesday 20 July 2016, the Order was approved by the House of Lords with an announcement that the increases will take effect from Monday 25 July 2016.

The Order covers certain County Court fees, High Court fees and also some amendments to fees in the First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber, as well as other specialist Tribunals. 

Fees increased in the County Court and High Court include (this is not a full list):

General Court Fees 

•Starting proceedings for “any other remedy” (including proceedings issued after permission to issue is granted) in the High Court. Old Fee: £480, New Fee: £528

•Starting proceedings for “any other remedy” (including proceedings issued after permission to issue is granted) in the County Court. Old Fee: £280, New Fee: £308

•Filing of proceedings against a party or parties not named in the proceedings. Old Fee: £50, New Fee: £55

•Application for permission to issue proceedings, Old Fee: £50, New Fee: £55

Enforcement in County Court

•Application for or in relation to enforcement of a judgment or order of the County Court or through the County Court, by the issue of a warrant of control against goods except a warrant to enforce payment of a fine in CCBC cases. Old Fee: £70, New Fee: £77

•Request for a further attempt at execution of a warrant at a new address following a notice of the reason for non-execution (except a further attempt following suspension and CCBC cases brought by Centre users). Old Fee: £30, New Fee: £33

•Application for an order requiring a judgment debtor or other person to attend court to provide information in connection with enforcement of a judgment or order. Old Fee: £50, New Fee: £55

•Application for a third party debt order or the appointment of a receiver by way of equitable execution. Old Fee: £100, New Fee: £110

•Application for a charging order. Old Fee: £100, New Fee: £110

•Application for a judgment summons. Old Fee: £100, New Fee: £110

•Issue of a warrant of possession or a warrant of delivery. Old Fee: £110, New Fee: £121

•Application for an attachment of earnings order (other than a consolidated attachment of earnings order) to secure payment of a judgment debt. Old Fee: £100, New Fee: £110

•Application for the enforcement of an award for a sum of money or other decision made by any court, tribunal, body or person other than the High Court or the County Court. Old Fee: £40, New Fee: £44

•Request for service by a bailiff of an order to attend court for questioning. Old Fee: £100, New Fee: £110

•For an official certificate of the result of a search for each name, in any register or index held by the court. Old Fee: £40, New Fee: £50

•Search in person of the court's records, including inspection, for each 15 minutes or part of 15 minutes. Old Fee: £10, New Fee: £11

Enforcement in High Court

•Sealing a writ of control/possession/delivery. Old Fee: £60, New Fee: £66

•Application for an order requiring a judgment debtor or other person to attend court to provide information in connection with enforcement of a judgment or order. Old Fee: £50, New Fee: £55

•Application for a third party debt order or the appointment of a receiver by way of equitable execution. Old Fee: £100, New Fee: £110

•Application for a charging order. (Fee payable for each charging order applied for). Old Fee: £100, New Fee: £110

•Application for a judgment summons. Old Fee: £100, New Fee: £110

Full details regarding the fee changes can be found in the actual Statutory Instrument available at the following link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/807/contents/made 

Please contact us if you require any further information. 

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