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06 Aug 14 #441499 by rite
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Hi guys, Very confused after a long debate bit the bullet and went to solicitor and paid for a consultation?! However come away even more confused i thought as I am on a low income i could get remission on court fees i put my income into the online spreadsheet on the courts website etc and it did say i should only pay a maximum of £180. However the solicitor sent me away with ex160a saying read through but i think if we represent you you cant get any remission? Anybody had any personal experience or insight?

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06 Aug 14 #441501 by dukey
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They are separate issues, if you are represented by a solicitor then you pay the fees, but if you apply for fee remission with ex160a the powers that be decide if you must pay court fees.

So the two are not connected, though usually those who gain fee remission cannot afford to pay for a solicitor.

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