Wednesday Review: It's all about the money
A couple of pecuniary things...
Unsurprisingly, practitioners have warmly welcomed the response of the Senior Judiciary to the Ministry of Justice's consultation paper on reform of court fees (see, for example, this post on Pink Tape), in which they 'savaged' the Government's proposals to increase fees. As to the proposal that the fee on a divorce petition be increased to £750 the judiciary did not agree with this, pointing out that some people may not be able to afford to divorce, meaning that they would be forced to cohabit when they formed new relationships. All of which is particularly ironic given the second thing I wanted to mention: