Increase to Court Fees

It is disappointing to note that without any real advance notice or discussion, HMCTS have increased Court fees effective from 21st March 2016.  This includes a rise in the Divorce Petition issue fee from £410 to £550 with immediate effect. 

 It is disappointing that the government have felt that such a fee increase was appropriate given what is recognised as the current poor level of service from the Regional Divorce Court Centres.

 Pengillys confirm that they remain committed to a fixed fee for the divorce process (importantly excluding and distinct from any issues involving children or finances) of £1,510 inclusive of VAT and the Court fees in the process.