Claim struck out after wrong Court fee paid

Elle Quinlan

In a recent County Court decision, a claim was struck out and the Claimant was no longer allowed to proceed with her case, because the wrong fee had been paid when the claim was issued.

Now that Court fees for issuing a claim are expressed as a percentage of the value of the claim, for claims over £10,000, there may be a temptation to under value a claim, so that a lower issue fee can be paid.

However, this decision by the County Court demonstrates that the risks of taking this approach can be very high. 

If you need to issue a claim, and require some advice about how much your claim should be for, and how much you will need to pay for a Court fee, then we will be able to help you.

Alternatively, if a claim has been issued against you, and you think it is for the wrong amount, then you may need to consider whether or not the claim could be struck out, on the basis of this recent decision. 

Samuels Solicitors has decades of experience of assisting clients both in bringing and defending claims in the County Court and High Court.  We will assess your matter initially for free and so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call to discuss your claim.

Contact us today for a no obligation discussion with a legal expert.