COURT FEE REMISSION: USEFUL LINKS AND GUIDANCE

The earlier post reporting that a defendant had been ordered to pay the claimant’s court fees despite the claimant being entitled to remission has led to a lot of discussion on Twitter. Responses range from “that’s right” to “what on earth”. One barrister reported that he was involved in a case where the exact opposite conclusion had been reached.

There is, however, unanimity on the point that the remission scheme is difficult to use and not in the least bit user friendly.   This may be a good time to highlight some guidance and useful links.  This does not make the scheme any easier to use. However at least the guidance is available in one place.

 

OFFICIAL GUIDANCE

GUIDANCE FOR PRACTITIONERS

There is a (now somewhat dated) post on this blog  MITIGATING THE IMPACT OF THE COURT FEE INCREASE 2: FEE REMISSION – EVERY LITIGATOR HAS TO KNOW THIS NOW