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Civil court fees are set to rise from 4 January, it was announced this morning (30 November).
In the revised civil court fees, first outlined in May 2004 but unveiled by the government today, new fees have been introduced in a number of areas. These include money claims in the High Court valued at £200,000 or more, with the highest fee being £1,700 for claims valued at £300,000 and above.
Existing court fees are doubled for filing an appellant’s or respondent’s notice, with these going up from £100 to £200. The cost of applications for permission to appeal will rise by the same amount.
Meanwhile filing an appeal notice where permission is not required will cost £400 under the new fees, instead of the £200 it currently costs.
However proposals to introduce an hourly trial fee have been postponed, and this fee will now be brought in in April next year.