Court fees in civil proceedings

The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Court fees in civil proceedings
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Current court fees
  • Issuing a claim for a sum of money (Fee 1.1)
  • Issuing a non-money claim
  • Recovery of land (Fee 1.4)
  • Other claims (Fee 1.5)
  • Issuing a combined claim (money and non-money)
  • Making a counterclaim (Fee 1.7)
  • Amending a claim or counterclaim
  • More...

Court fees in civil proceedings

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For general guidance on the implications of the pandemic for dispute resolution practitioners, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution. For information regarding payment of court fees, see:

  1. Royal Courts of Justice:

    1. court fees can be paid:

      1. by debit or credit card by contacting the Fees Office on 0203 936 8957 between 10 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) or by emailing RCJfeespayments@justice.gov.uk. Once the payment has been processed you will receive a receipt to submit with the claim form and/or application form to the relevant jurisdiction by email, post or drop box which is situated in the main entrance of the Royal Courts of Justice

      2. by CE-file where available. For more information, see: How to pay court fees

      3. by PBA (payment by account) for customers who have such an account. When doing so, parties must include the reference number in a covering letter with any claim form and/or application lodged with the court, either by email, post or drop box which is situated in the main entrance to the Royal Courts of Justice. For more information, see: How

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