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Family Proceedings Fees Order amended

The Family Proceedings Fees Order 2008 has been amended by art 7 of the Court Fees (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2021 in order to increase certain court fees in line with inflation. The changes come into force on 30 September 2021.

Article 7 states that the table in Schedule 1 to the Family Proceedings Fees Order 2008(1) (fees to be taken) is amended as follows.

"(2) In the entry for fee 1.2 (on presenting an application for (a) a decree of divorce made under section 1 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, (b) a decree of nullity made under section 11 or 12 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, (c) a dissolution order or nullity order made under section 37 of the Civil Partnership Act 2004), in column 2, for "£550" substitute "£593".

(3) In the entry for fee 1.8 (on an application under section 54 or section 54A of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (parental order)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(4) In the entry for fee 2.1(a) (on an application for an order under section 4(1)(c) or (3), 4A(1)(b) or (3) of the Children Act 1989 (parental responsibility)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(5) In the entry for fee 2.1(b) (on an application for an order under section 4ZA(1)(c) or (6) of the Children Act 1989 (parental responsibility)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(6) In the entry for fee 2.1(c) (on an application for an order under section 5(1) or 6(7) of the Children Act 1989 (guardians)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(7) In the entry for fee 2.1(d) (on an application for an order under section 10(1) or (2) of the Children Act 1989 (section 8 orders)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(8) In the entry for fee 2.1(e) (on an application for an order under section 11J(2) of the Children Act 1989 (enforcement orders)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(9) In the entry for fee 2.1(f) (on an application for an order under section 11O(2) of the Children Act 1989 (compensation for financial loss)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(10) In the entry for fee 2.1(g) (on an application for an order under section 13(1) of the Children Act 1989 (change of child's surname or removal from jurisdiction while child arrangements order in force)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(11) In the entry for fee 2.1(h) (on an application for an order under section 14A(3) or (6)(a), 14C(3) or 14D(1) of the Children Act 1989 (special guardianship orders)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(12) In the entry for fee 2.1(i) (on an application for an order under section 25 of the Children Act 1989 (secure accommodation order)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(13) In the entry for fee 2.1(ia)(2) (on an application for an order under section 119 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (secure accommodation order)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(14) In the entry for fee 2.1(j) (on an application for an order under section 33(7) of the Children Act 1989 (change of child's surname or removal from jurisdiction while care order in force)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(15) In the entry for fee 2.1(k) (on an application for an order under section 34(2), (3), (4) or (9) of the Children Act 1989 (contact with child in care)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(16) In the entry for fee 2.1(l) (on an application for an order under section 36(1) of the Children Act 1989 (education supervision order)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(17) In the entry for fee 2.1(m) (on an application for an order under section 39 of the Children Act 1989 (variation or discharge etc of care and supervision orders)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(18) In the entry for fee 2.1(n) (on an application for an order under section 43(1) of the Children Act 1989 (child assessment order)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(19) In the entry for fee 2.1(o) (on an application for an order under sections 44, 45 and 46 of the Children Act 1989 (emergency protection orders)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(20) In the entry for fee 2.1(p) (on an application for an order under section 48 of the Children Act 1989 (warrant to assist person exercising powers under emergency protection)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(21) In the entry for fee 2.1(q) (on an application for an order under section 50 of the Children Act 1989 (recovery order)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(22) In the entry for fee 2.1(s) (on an application for an order under section 102 of the Children Act 1989 (warrant to assist person exercising powers to search for children or inspect premises)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(23) In the entry for fee 2.1(t) (on an application for an order under paragraph 4(2), 6(2), 7(2) or 9(2) of Schedule A1 to the Children Act 1989 (applications in respect of enforcement orders)), in column 2, for "£95" substitute "£102".

(24) In the entry for fee 2.1(u) (on an application for an order under paragraph 5(2) of Schedule A1 to the Children Act 1989 (amendment of enforcement order by reason of change of address)), in column 2, for "£72" substitute "£70".

(25) In the entry for fee 2.1(v) (on an application for an order under paragraph 1(1) or (4), 2(1) or (5), 5(6), 6(5), (7) or (8), 8(2), 10(2), 11 or 14(1) of Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 (financial provision for children)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(26) In the entry for fee 2.1(w) (on an application for an order under paragraph 19(1) of Schedule 2 to the Children Act 1989 (approval of court for child in care of local authority to live abroad)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(27) In the entry for fee 2.1(wa)(3) (on an application for an order under section 124(1) of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (approval of court for child in care of local authority to live abroad)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(28) In the entry for fee 2.1(x) (on an application for an order under paragraph 6 of Schedule 3 to the Children Act 1989 (extension of supervision order)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(29) In the entry for fee 2.1(y) (on an application for an order under paragraph 15(2) or 17(1) of Schedule 3 to the Children Act 1989 (extension or discharge of education supervision order)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(30) In the entry for fee 2.1(z) (on an application for an order under paragraph 8(1) of Schedule 8 to the Children Act 1989 (appeals concerning foster parenting)), in column 2, for "£215" substitute "£232".

(31) In the entry for fee 2.2 (on an application under section 31 of the Children Act 1989 (care and supervision orders)), in column 2, for "£2,055" substitute "£2,215".

(32) In the entry for fee 3.1 (on applying or requesting permission to apply under any provision in Part 1 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002, other than an application under section 22 of that Act), in column 2, for "£170" substitute "£183".

(33) In the entry for fee 3.2 (on applying under section 22 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (placement order)), in column 2, for "£455" substitute "£490".

(34) In the entry for fee 3.3 (on applying for the exercise by the High Court of its inherent jurisdiction with respect to children), in column 2, for "£170" substitute "£183".

(35) In the entry for fee 4.1 (on an application for a warning notice to be attached to a contact order), in column 2, for "£50" substitute "£54".

(36) In the entry for fee 5.1 (on an application in existing proceedings without notice or by consent, except where separately listed in that Schedule), in column 2, for "£50" substitute "£53".

(37) In the entry for fee 5.2 (on an application under rule 7.19 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 for the court to consider the making of a decree nisi, conditional order, a decree of judicial separation or a separation order (other than in an undefended case where no fee is payable)), in column 2, for "£50" substitute "£54".

(38) In the entry for fee 5.3 (on an application in existing proceedings on notice, except where separately listed in that Schedule), in column 2, for "£155" substitute "£167".

(39) In the entry for fee 5.4 (on the filing of (a) a notice of intention to proceed with an application for a financial order to which rule 9.4(a) of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 applies; or (b) an application for a financial order to which rule 9.4(b) of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 applies, other than an application for a consent order), in column 2, for "£255" substitute "£275".

(40) In the entry for fee 8.1 (on a request for a copy document (other than where fee 8.2 applies) (a) for ten pages or less), in column 2, for "£10" substitute "£11".

(41) In the entry for fee 8.2 (on a request for a copy of a document on a computer disk or in other electronic form, for each such copy), in column 2, for "£10" substitute "£11".

(42) In the entry for fee 9.3 (on a request for the issue of a default costs certificate), in column 2, for "£60" substitute "£65".

(43) In the entry for fee 12.1 (on an application to question a judgment debtor or other person on oath in connection with enforcement of a judgment, or on an application to which rule 33.3(2)(b) of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 applies), in column 2, for "£50" substitute "£54".

(44) In the entry for fee 13.3 (on the issue of a warrant of possession or a warrant of delivery), in column 2, for "£110" substitute "£119"."

For the Amendment Order, click here.

12/9/21