Ministry of Justice: Court and Tribunal fees – consultation on further fees proposals
The LITRG response to the Ministry of Justice’s proposals for further Court and Tribunal fees highlights the need to keep the Tribunal system accessible to all taxpayers whatever their means. The introduction of a charging system would cut across this principle and would impede access to justice for those who are unable to afford the fees.
We urge the Ministry, if fees are to be introduced, to allow exceptions (for example those cases allocated to the paper or basic tracks) in order not to deter taxpayers from fighting their cases.
The LITRG response can be found here.