Further changes to County Court Fees

legal_updates

County Court fees are on the rise again! It seems these will mainly affect claims over £10,000

Author: Nicola Porter
Published:
Reading time: 1 minute

This article is 7 years old.

Read our disclaimer keyboard_arrow_down

This website content is intended as a general guide to law as it applies to the motor trade. Lawgistics has taken every effort to ensure that the contents are as accurate and up to date as at the date of first publication.

The laws and opinions expressed within this website may be varied as the law develops. As such we cannot accept liability for or the consequence of, any change of law, or official guidelines since publication or any misuse of the information provided.

The opinions in this website are based upon the experience of the authors and it must be recognised that only the courts and recognised tribunals can interpret the law with authority.

Examples given within the website are based on the experience of the authors and centre upon issues that commonly give rise to disputes. Each situation in practice will be different and may comprise several points commented upon.

If you have any doubt about the correct legal position you should seek further legal advice from Lawgistics or a suitably qualified solicitor. We cannot accept liability for your failure to take professional advice where it should reasonably be sought by a prudent person.

All characters are fictitious and should not be taken as referring to any person living or dead.

Use of this website shall be considered acceptance of the terms of the disclaimer presented above.

County Court fees are on the rise again!  It seems these will mainly affect claims over £10,000, as the fee will now be in the form of a percentage of the total claim rather than a fixed fee.

The table below demonstrates the new structure now in place.

Claim amountSending form to court centreMoney Claim Online
Up to £300£35£25
£300.01 to £500£50£35
£500.01 to £1,000£70£60
£1,000.01 to £1,500£80£70
£1,500.01 to £3,000£115£105
£3,000.01 to £5,000£205£185
£5,000.01 to £10,000£455£410
£10,000.01 to £100,0005% of the value of the claim4.5% of the value of the claim
£100,000.01 to £200,0005% of the value of the claimCan’t using MCOL
Over £200 000£10 000Can’t using MCOL

This will of course have a knock on effect to defendants, as they will have to reimburse any fees a successful claimant has paid. This could become costly for all dealers, but might be a brake on claimants to ensure they stay under the £10,000 mark, to avoid these higher fees.

Getting in touch

You can contact us via the form or you can call us on 01480 455500.