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This Order comes into force on 1 October 2007 and amends the Family Proceedings Fees Order 2004 (SI 2005/3114) as follows.
Searches: the fee for search the central index at the Principal Registry (fee 6.1 and 6.2) has increased from £25 to £40 and that for searching the index a divorce county court or district registry (fee 6.3) has increased from £10 to £40.
Copying documents: the current fee of £1 for the first page of a document (fee 7.1(a)) plus 20p for each subsequent page (fee 7.1(b)) has been replaced by a fee of 5.00 for the first ten pages of a document plus 50p for each subsequent pages. The fee for a copy of a document supplied by the party requesting the copy has been removed. The fee for a copy of a document in electronic form of £3.00 (fee 7.2) has been increased to £5.
Determination of costs: the fee on request for a detailed assessment of costs hearing where a party is not legally aided or otherwise funded, or for a hearing date for the assessment of costs under Part III of the Solicitors Act 1974 has changed from a flat fee of £250 to a graded fee depending on the amount claimed ranging from £300 to £5,000.
Affidavits: the fee for taking an affidavit or affirmation/attestation in the High Court (fee 14.1) has increased from £5 to £10.
Schedule 1A is inserted and sets out when a party is entitled to a remission or part remission of a fee. Previously remission only was available in the circumstances now set out in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1A.
The Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) (No 2) Order 2007
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