By Hayley Hitch, a Senior Associate of Matthews Folbigg Lawyers in our Insolvency, Restructuring and Debt Recovery Group.
There has been a minimal increase in the costs associated with filing documents in the State’s Courts over the past 3 years whilst the country was dealing with the financial ramifications of COVID-19. However, a rise has been imminent.
The NSW Attorney-General has now considered the costs associated with commencing and running proceedings within the Courts of New South Wales and upon evaluating such costs has enacted the Civil Procedure Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2022 (NSW).
As of 1 April 2022, a number of court fees for the Local, District and Supreme Court of New South Wales have increased substantially. For example:
|Fee||Prior to 1 April 2022||From 1 April 2022|
|Statement of Claim in the General Division of the Local Court of NSW by an individual||$ 259||$ 300|
|Statement of Claim in the General Division of the Local Court of NSW by a company||$ 518||$ 600|
|Originating Process in the District Court of NSW by an individual||$ 709||$ 907|
|Originating Process in the District Court of NSW by a company||$ 1,418||$ 1,815|
|Hearing Fee in the District Court of NSW for an individual||$ 758||$ 1,051|
|Hearing Fee in the District Court of NSW for a company||$ 1,516||$ 2,102|
|Notice of Motion in the Supreme Court of NSW for an individual||$ 427||$ 647|
|Notice of Motion in the Supreme Court of NSW for a company||$ 979||$ 1,295|
The Regulation may be accessed here.
Get in contact with Matthews Folbigg Lawyers if you are considering commencing proceedings within New South Wales and seek assistance with considering other commercial ways in which to recover your debts or settle your claim.