Kerry Underwood


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In October I am delivering my new course – Getting the Retainer Right – in 10 cities – details and booking form here.

The fee on a Part 8 application for infant approval is £308 and not the fee payable on the issue of a Part 7 claim, or a Stage 3 portal claim.

Ministry of Justice guidance saying that the full fee applies to all Part 8 claims is wrong; it only applies to Stage 3 claims.

The court has itself suggested that:

You may, in order to assist the court, specify that the Claim is for an infant settlement, in bold print.”

You may indeed.

I am grateful to Gordon Exall and his outstanding blog – Civil Litigation Brief – for the information in this piece. Here is the link to the longer post on this subject. The Correct Fee on a Part 8 Application: Don’t Let The Court Staff Make You Hand Over Money For Nothing

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October 5, 2018 at 11:21 am

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  1. In the event that a claim is being settled by way of an infant approval hearing, but no longer continues under the RTA protocol, how much can a solicitor charge for the appearance fee? Usually this would be Stage 3 – Type A & B costs. However, I can’t seem to find any guidance under Part 45.

    Chris Pace

    November 15, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    • Chris

      I presume that you have my book – Personal Injury Small Claims, Portals and Fixed Costs and this is dealt with in Chapter 39 – Children – running from page 811 to page 829.

      If you have not got the book, which runs to three volumes and 1,300 pages, then you can purchase it here for £50, including P&P.



      November 19, 2018 at 9:15 am

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