Substantial court fee increases proposed for commercial claims

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has issued a consultation proposing substantial court fee increases. For certain types of proceedings, these include “enhanced” fees aimed at recovering more than the cost of running the services to which they relate. The key proposals include: Introducing percentage issue fees for money claims, calculated as 5% of the value of the claim subject to a cap of … Read more

Five Court of Appeal judges designated to hear appeals arising from Jackson reforms

The Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, has designated five members of the Court of Appeal to hear appeals arising from the Jackson reforms. This implements Lord Justice Jackson’s recommendation that particular Court of Appeal judges should be designated to consider issues concerning the interpretation or application of the Civil Procedure Rules arising from the … Read more

Three new Supreme Court Justices appointed

The Supreme Court has today announced the appointment of three new justices, or one quarter of the 12-member Court: Lord Justice Hughes, Lord Justice Toulson and Lord Hodge. They will succeed Lord Dyson, who became Master of the Rolls in October 2012, and Lord Walker and Lord Hope who will retire in March and June respectively. Lord … Read more