The Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2010 amends the Family Proceedings Fees Order 2008 (S.I 2008/1054) as amended. The Magistrates' Courts Fees (Amendment) Order 2010 amends the Magistrates' Courts Fees Order 2008 (S.I 2008/1052) as amended. Both orders set out amendments to fees payable in family cases, primarily in private family law cases. Those fees payable for proceedings under section 31 of the Children Act 1989 (care and supervision orders) are excluded from these proposals.
The Family Proceedings and Magistrates' Courts Fees Order amendments are made to increase family court fees based on the rate of inflation from the date of last increase.
This Order shall come into force on 1st September 2010.