Last night in the House of Lords, The Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016 was approved. The new fees, which see an increase in the fee to issue a writ, are expected to be implemented on this coming Monday, the 25th July 2016.

Unlike many other fees which were increased in 2014 and again in 2015, this is the first time since 2011 the court fee of issuing a High Court writ of execution has risen. The fee rises from £60 to £66, a 10% increase; this relates to writs of control, delivery and possession. 

With immediate effect, all new instructions will require the new fee of £66 to be included. We would also suggest that you check with your chosen HCEO to see if your writs have already been issued or whether you will be required to send a further payment.

Other fee increases to note are:

  • Application for oral examination rises from £50 to £55
  • Application for third party debt order rises from £100 to £110
  • Application for charging order rises from £100 to £110
  • Application for a judgment summons rises from £100 to £110
  • For an official certificate of the result of a search for each name, in any register or index held by the court rises from £45 to £50
  • On the filing of a request for detailed assessment providing the fees charged do not exceed £15,000 then the application fee rises from £335 to £369. Similar rises occur for higher fees.

You can see the minutes (point 18) from last nights meeting here and read the Draft Statutory Instrument here which is awaiting official sign off.

David Asker

David is an authorised High Court Enforcement Officer and our Director of Corporate Governance

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