My colleague Clemmie recently highlighted concerns raised by senior UK judges about dramatic increases in court fees. The new policy says that a money claim worth more than £10,000 will be increased to 5% of the sum claimed, subject to a maximum fee of £10,000.

This made me think about the impact of the decision on companies and individuals coming to litigate in London from Russia and the CIS. Incidentally, they are among the highest percentage of foreign litigants using British courts. These companies and individuals value the quality of the legal services they receive in London. Furthermore their cases tend to be high value in nature, and as such, it seems unlikely that they will be deterred by the increase in fees.