Court fee increases

Court fee increases

Stop press: now updated to link to the final Fees Order and the backdating of the Statutory Instrument by the Ministry of Justice.

Original news: The Civil Proceedings, Family Proceedings and Upper Tribunal Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 (the Fees Order) amends Schedule 1 to the Civil Proceedings Fees Order 2008, SI 2008/1053 and Schedule 1 to the Family Proceedings Fees Order 2008, SI 2008/1054 (FPFO, SI 2008/1054), in addition to making amendments to Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) fees.

Which court fees are increasing?

Relevant fees changes for family lawyers set out in the Fees Order are:

  • the fee for applying for a decree of divorce or nullity under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 or to dissolve, or for nullity of, a civil partnership (fee 1.2 of FPFO, SI 2008/1054) is increased from £410 to £550
  • various fees in relation to civil proceedings, but not where the

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