Ministry of Justice

A tax on justice for small firms trying to recover debts

The government’s enthusiasm for making public spending savings has resulted in an accusation from the Law Society, the body representing solicitors, that proposed increases in some court fees of up to 600% amount to ‘selling justice’. The proposals from the Ministry of Justice, reports CCR Magazine, mean that fees for claims from £1 to £9,999 are unchanged; from £10,000 to £199,999 are 5% of the claim; and are fixed
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No place for rogue bailiffs under tough new rules

A small minority of bailiffs have been allowed to give the collections industry a bad name, a government minister has said. But Lords Faulks added that tough new regulations, coming into force in April, will tackle the rogue bailiffs while ensuring that debts can be collected. Faulks, a junior justice minister, urged representatives of bailiffs’ companies and local authorities to rise to the challenge of the new regi
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