Sunday, 6 April 2014

Bad News Court fees are going up

There is another blow for Litigants in Person as Court fees go up, official figures out soon but in the meantime changes are likely to be as follows:-

Fees for compensation claims between £5,000 and £10,000 increasing to  £445
Fees between £10,000 and £300,000 will increase by £2,00

There will be a standard fee of £280 for civil cases which are not about claims for money

Permmision to apply for judicial review will increase to£135 and permission to proceed will increase to £680.00

Fees will remain the same for cases involving sensitive family issue, including child contact, divorce financial disputes and adoption applications
One bit of good news the £75 application fee for domestic violence injunctions and for those seeking a non molestation and occupation orders are to be scrapped.

The above is for information purposes only 

Bedroom Tax and your child having a bedroom at your home because you have joint custody

If you know anyone who has joint custody of their children and that child stays overnight with them for 3-4 days a week, but they are still being threatened with a reduction of their benefits because of the bedroom tax, then this case provided by Nearly Legal could be helpful.

Bringing an Employment Tribunal Claim you now need to apply for Early Conciliation

If you are thinking of bringing an Employment Tribunal Claim, from the 6th April 2014 you will need to ensure that you make an application for early conciliation, for up to date information on this service go to and to access the Early Conciliation Notification Form go to

For full details of how Early Conciliation Works go to

The above is for information purposes only