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This is a summary of the increase in court fees which is effective from to (21 March 2016).

Full details can be found here

INFORMATION ON CIVIL FEES
1) Possession Claims

Fee 1.4(b) – Proceedings issued in County Court: This fee will increase from £280 to £355.

Fee 1.4(c) – Proceedings issued via PCOL: This fee will increase from £250 to £325.

2) General Applications

For the purposes of fee collection, there will now be two types of general applications in Civil:

a) Applications made under s.3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 or applications made for a payment from Court Funds; and

b) Applications for any other reason.

(N.B. Applications under s.3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 are, in effect, a type of injunction.)

Fee 2.4 – An application on notice, will become fees 2.4(a) and 2.4(b):

Fee 2.4(a) – An application on notice (unless fee 2.4(b) applies): This fee will increase from £155 to £255.

Fee 2.4(b) – An application on notice: under s.3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997; or for a payment out of Court FundsThis fee will stay at £155.

Fee 2.5 – An application by consent or without notice, will become fees 2.5(a) and 2.5(b) as follows:

2.5(a) – An application by consent or without notice (unless fee 2.5(b) applies): This fee will increase from £50 to £100.

Fee 2.4(b) – An application by consent or without notice: under s.3 of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997; or for a payment out of Court Funds: This fee will stay at £50.

Please note: The fees for applications within Insolvency proceedings are not affected by these changes.

INFORMATION ON FAMILY FEES

1) Divorce, nullity or dissolution fees:

Fee 1.2 – Filing an application for divorce, nullity or dissolution of a civil partnership: This fee will increase from £410 to £550.