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Changes to the Family Proceedings Fees Order 2008

Order comes into force on 3 August 2020

The Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2020, which comes into force on 3 August 2020, amends various fees orders, including the Family Proceedings Fees Order 2008 (as previously amended), so as to reduce the amount of various fees prescribed by those orders.  It makes the following changes to the Family Proceedings Fees Order 2008 (as amended).

Fee

Description

Current

New

2.1

On an application for an order under the following provisions of the Children Act 1989 or, where specified, the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

 

 

 

2.1(u)

paragraph 5(2) of Schedule A1 (amendment of enforcement order by reason of change of address)

£95

£72

9

Determination of costs

 

 

9.1

On filing a request for detailed assessment where the party filing the request is legally aided, is funded by the Legal Services Commission or is a person for whom civil legal services have been made available under arrangements made by the Lord Chancellor under Part of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and no other party is ordered to pay the costs of the proceedings

£200

£94

12

Enforcement

 

 

12.2

On an application for a third party debt order or the appointment of a receiver by way of equitable execution.

Note: Fee 12.2 is payable in respect of each third party against whom the order is sought.

£100

£77

12.3

On an application for a charging order.

Note: Fee 12.3 is payable in respect of each charging order applied for.

£100

£38

12.4

On an application for a judgment summons.

£100

£73

12.5

On an application for an attachment of earnings order to secure

money due under an order made in family proceedings.

Fee 12.5 is payable in respect of each defendant against whom

an order is sought.

Fee 12.5 is not payable where the attachment of earnings order

is made on the hearing of a judgment summons.

£100

£34

15

Service

 

 

15.1

On a request for service by bailiff of any document except—

(a) an order for a debtor to attend the adjourned hearing of a judgment summons;

(b) a claim to controlled, executed or exempt goods;

(c) an order made under section 23 of the Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 (enforcement provisions);

(d) an order for a debtor to attend an adjourned oral examination of means;

(e) an application for (and accompanying documentation), or an order for, or an application to vary, extend or discharge—

(i) a non-molestation order;

(ii) an occupation order; or

(iii) a forced marriage protection order, under Part 4 or Part 4A of the Family Law Act 1996;

(f) an application for (and accompanying documentation), or an order for, or an application to vary or discharge a female genital mutilation protection order under Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.

£110

£45


For the Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2020, click here.

19/7/20