Court fees for claims issued from today (9.3.2015) will attract new increased Court fees. The increase (in some cases by as much as 622%) will affect all money claims for amounts in excess of £10,000 with claims for £200,000 or more attracting a £10,000 Court fee.

With litigation now an even more expensive option (particularly for smaller disputes where the Court fee may be disproportionately high), this highlights the need to avoid court proceedings as far as possible by attempting to resolve disputes at an early stage, and by considering alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation which allow the parties to better control costs.

If you have, or think you may have, a dispute and you are not sure how best to deal with it contact Louise Ervin on 0118 920 9490.

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