Government increases in some civil court fees are due to come into effect on Monday 9 March.
The increases affect money claims - both ‘specified’ and ‘unspecified’.
The Law Society, with other legal professional bodies, has criticised the fee increases and has sent a pre-action protocol letter to the Ministry of Justice.
Firms may wish to consider whether they should issue claims this week in order to avoid the increase.
Example fee increases:
|Value of claim £||Fee now £ (paper)||New fee £||Increase in fee £||% increase|