This year has seen the introduction of increased court fees, with litigants now having to pay up to 600 per cent more to issue court proceedings. As the increases have only recently taken effect, the impact on individuals and smaller businesses litigating in England and Wales remains
to be seen. Early indications, however, suggest that some litigants are already losing their appetite to litigate, with some simply lacking the desire or means to pay substantial fees upfront, even when they do have a strong claim.

So, what alternatives do litigants seeking justice and avoiding the courts have?

Mediation has become more and more popular as a way...

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