April 2016

Many customers drew on the rise in value of their homes by increasing secured borrowing during the property boom. A decade or so later, some customers can no longer afford the higher repayments, prompting claims for losses allegedly caused by reputed sales malpractice. Although the number of claims is relatively modest compared to PPI claims, the amount at stake in a legal claim for mortgage mis-selling frequently runs to six figures.

April 2016

‘Hot on the heels’ of further court fee increases that came into effect on 21 March 2016, April 2016 sees changes taking place across various procedural parts of the court rules (England & Wales). 

Most notably, these changes include amendments to the rules about enforcing judgments by:

February 2016

In the Government’s July 2015 consultation response, the intention to proceed with further proposals to increase court and tribunal fees was announced.

Consistent with this, on the 15 February 2016, Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service confirmed that it anticipates a number of court fee changes, which are expected to come into effect next month, March 2016.

Tags: Court Fees
January 2016

In July 2015, the Government proposed its intention to increase court fees again following the steep rises to court fees which came into effect in March 2015.  Following a consultation, concluded in September 2015, the Government have confirmed that although some changes will take place the full proposals will not be implemented at this stage.

In particular:

Tags: Court Fees, Costs
December 2015


In September 2014, a consultation by the England & Wales’ Civil Procedure Rule Committee (the CPRC) on the first draft Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims closed. At that time, the pre-action provisions in force governing debt claims were found in Annex B to the general Practice Direction on Pre-action Conduct.