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HFW Briefing – Court fees: reforms update

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Court fees: reforms update

Amidst controversy, the fees for issuing English High Court proceedings are expected to increase in March 2015.

The fee increases, unveiled on 16 January 2015, follow a paper setting out the UK Government response to a consultation on the reform of court fees.

The UK Government objectives of the enhanced fees are to ensure that the English courts are adequately resourced and to help reduce the burden of taxpayer subsidies currently paid to the court system. The increased court funds generated are also expected to be reinvested to assist with the costs of ongoing modernisation and improvements.
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