02 September, 2015
In March 2015, the government implemented its controversial plans to increase civil court fees. Four months on and the government has launched a "Consultation on Further Fees Proposals". Government minister, Shailesh Vara commented that despite the fees already introduced, the court system cost £1billion more a year to run than it received in income.
The proposals are as follows:
Personal injury and clinical negligence claims will be excluded from the higher cap.
The Consultation is due to close on 15th September 2015, we will keep you posted as the matter progresses. Further information is available here.
For further information please contact Sarah Wilkinson.