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Are you due a full or partial refund of court fees?

Following a review in July 2018, The Ministry of Justice and HM Courts and Tribunals Service have launched a court refund scheme as it discovered that court fees in certain proceedings had been overcharged (where the fee was set above cost), or mischarged (where the wrong fee was charged or where no charges should have been made at all).

The affected court fees include:

  1. Specified Magistrates’ court fees
  2. Insolvency proceedings fees
  3. Specified civil proceedings fees
  4. Specified Court of Protection fees relating to applications, appeals and hearings.
  5. Low Value Personal Injury (LVPI) fees

For a list of the overcharged and mischarged fees set out in full and how to make an application for court fees listed 1-4, please click here. For guidance on applying for full or partial refund of LVPI, please click here.  

A refund can only be claimed where the fee was paid directly to the court, or where a party was ordered to pay their opponent’s court fees.

Interest on refunds will be paid at a flat rate of 0.5%.

The aim is that applications will be processed within 20 working days of receipt of a completed form.

Although correct at the time of publication, the contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article. Please contact us for the latest legal position.