IMPORTANT CHANGES ON THE 22ND APRIL: NEW COURT FEES AND NEW STATEMENT OF TRUTH ON COST BUDGET

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The previous post dealt with the date of applications and considered the potential implications if an application was not accompanied by the relevant fee. It seems timely to remind everyone that:

1. New Court Fees come into force on the 22nd April. 

Details of the fees can be found here an explanatory leaflet sets out the fees in an simpler format and is available here.

2. There is a new statement of truth required on a costs budget

“This budget is a fair and accurate statement of incurred and estimated costs which it would be reasonable and proportionate for my client to incur in this litigation.”

It is unclear what the sanction will be for using the old terminology (which was arguably more onerous, however there is no sense in taking a chance).