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Many thanks for your patience. if someone has lied to the courts (including tribunal) about their capital and in tur have made a false claim to avoid having to pay court fees then that could amount to fraud and the person could face criminal charges. What penalties she could face are really for the criminal courts to determine but these could be a fine or a more serious sentence like community service or in the worst case – imprisonment. The key is that this is likely to be fraud and when making the application the person would have signed the statement of truth confirming that they understand a false application would amount to fraud and that they could potentially face criminal charges as a result. You can therefore bring this to the attention of the tribunal and the police should you wish to do so.
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that is a possibility but what you have to remember is that the fact they may have lied about the fee remission does not mean they have lied about the claim - everyone is entitled to justice, even if they have wronged previously. So they will get their punishment in respect of the alleged fraud but that does not mean they should also be penalised in the claim being struck out. So all you can do is mention the fraud to the tribunal, they then make the decision on whether they will allow the claim to continue
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