Increase in Court fees!

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Court fees were last increased, but the Ministry of Justice has confirmed that many Court fees are set to increase again from 22 April 2014. Court issue fees for civil claims of £5000.00 or above will each increase by £200.00 on the current fees, therefore ranging from £445 to £1870.00, as compared to current fees of between £245.00 and £1670.00. It is not clear yet whether Court fees for smaller claims will increase, but if so it will presumably not be by the same £200.00!