Potential impact of intended dramatic increases in court issue fees

On 16 January came the news from the MoJ that they were intending to substantially increase court fees for issuing proceedings. It may not quite be hyperinflation, but it’s not often that you see a proposal from Government to increase a cost to the consumer by up to 660% as is the case here.

So against the background of a proposed change of that type, we need to ask ourselves how we have got here, whether in fact this reform is likely to happen, and if it is implemented, what the impact would be. After all, it cannot reasonably be thought that substantial change to this degree will not have consequences, whether they are intended or not.

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Simon Denyer


I am the Strategic Legal Development Partner within the Insurance team.