This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 1 July 2013, replace rule 5 of the Disputes Tribunals Rules 1989 (the principal rules) to adjust the fees payable to a Disputes Tribunal at the time of the lodging of a claim.
The principal rules set 3 different fees for claims to the Disputes Tribunal, depending on the amount that is sought under a claim. These rules increase each of the fees and also adjust the amounts to which the first 2 fees apply.
The first fee is increased from $36.50 to $45 and amended so that it applies to claims for less than $2,000 (rather than claims for less than $1,000).
The second fee is increased from $60.40 to $90 and amended so that it applies to claims for $2,000 or more but less than $5,000 (rather than claims for $1,000 or more but less than $5,000).
The third fee is increased from $120.80 to $180 and continues to apply to claims of $5,000 or more.
Date of notification in Gazette: 23 May 2013.
These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.