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03 APR 2014

The Magistrates’ Courts Fees (Amendment) Order 2014

This Order may be cited as the Magistrates' Courts Fees (Amendment) Order 2014 and comesinto force on 22nd April 2014.

This Order amends the Magistrates' Courts Fees Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/1052).

It increases fees payable in Magistrates' courts as set out in the Explanatory Memorandum, whichis published at www.legislation.gov.uk.

It also removes those fees relating to family proceedings which have been consolidated in theFamily Proceedings Fees Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/1054) with the establishment of the single family court.

This Order replaces the entire schedule of fees payable in the magistrates' courts.

Where fee 8.2 has been paid before this order comes into force, a refund of £1,360 is payable if afinal order is made at a case management conference or case management hearing.

A full impact assessment is also annexed to the Explanatory Memorandum.

The SI is available to download here.

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