It seems everything in life is getting more expensive, including the cost of getting your money back! It has been confirmed that court fees are to rise on Monday 4th April 2011.
- The fee to transfer an order or judgment to the High Court for enforcement will rise from £50 to £66
- The fee to extend the life of a writ will go up to £45 and the re-issuing of a writ will also rise to £66
- As a direct result, solicitor’s costs claimable upon transfer will include the additional £10 added to the court fee
At The Sheriffs Office we have set our policy so that, where a client or their solicitor sends us a SEALED N293A before 30th March 2011, the court fee will still be £50.
However, all UNSEALED cases sent from today onwards will require the £66 court fee, as it takes at least 2-3 weeks to receive the sealed N293A back, by which time the writ fee will have increased.
Please note that fees payable for civil proceedings issued through electronic channels (Money Claims OnLine, Possession Claims OnLine and Claim Production Centre) will NOT increase. This is to maintain the incentives for court users to issue claims electronically.
If you have any questions or would like more details, please call us on 0333 001 5100.
David is the former CEO of The Sheriffs Office.