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18 JUN 2013

The Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment No. 2) Order 2013

This Order may be cited as the Civil Proceedings Fees (Amendment No. 2) Order 2013 and shall come into force on 1st July 2013.

This Order amends the Civil Proceedings Fees Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/586).

This Order merges the fee payable on filing a request for detailed assessment of costs where the party filing the request is legally aided, funded by the Legal Services Commission or by the Lord Chancellor and no other party is ordered to pay the costs of the proceedings with the fee payable on an application for the court's approval of a certificate of costs payable from the Community Legal Service Fund or Lord Chancellor. Where an application for a detailed assessment of costs was made before this Order comes into force, the fee for an application for the court's approval of a certificate of costs will continue to be charged separately.

This Order also amends fee 2 (General Fees (High Courts and county courts)) to remove references to allocation questionnaires which due to the Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2013 (S.I. 2013/262)are no longer filed at court. Fee 2 has also been amended to clarify that a fee remains payable on receipt of a directions questionnaire even where the case is not subsequently allocated to a track.

The fee for a search in the High Court has been extended to include a general search in addition to that of bankruptcy or companies records.

For convenience this Order replaces the entire schedule of fees payable in civil proceedings in the Court of Appeal, High Court and county courts.

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