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As from 1 July 2004 the filing fees in our Courts have increased a great deal.  We believe they are far too high.  The schedules you can access through the links below may not have yet been changed by the Ministry.  The cost of filing proceedings in the High Court has increased from $900 to $1100 but there are much higher increases in other areas.

The cost of filing a set of proceedings in the District Court has jumped from $60 to $140.

We will update the schedules as the new information comes to hand.

Below is a schedule of the filing fees necessary to pay whenever you file a document in the Court.

High Court Fees and Charges

[Effective from 1 July 2004]

 

This notice is intended as a guide only, if uncertain you should refer to the relevant statutes and regulations. 

POWER TO WAIVE FEES

Fees can only be waived upon application [Fee waiver application] on one of two grounds only. These are either:

·        Payment of the fee would cause undue financial hardship [Reg. 6 (3) High Court Fees Regs. 2001]; or

·        The proceeding is intended to determine a question of law that is of significant public interest [Reg. 6 (4) High Court Fees Regs. 20

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