Court fees in insolvency proceedings
Court fees in insolvency proceedings

The following Restructuring & Insolvency guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Court fees in insolvency proceedings
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Brexit impact—(Insolvency (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/146)
  • Miscellaneous fees applicable to all insolvency processes
  • Administration
  • Compulsory liquidation
  • Creditors' voluntary liquidation
  • Company voluntary arrangement
  • Bankruptcy
  • Individual voluntary arrangement
  • more

Court fees are payable in connection with commencing certain insolvency processes, and commonly during an insolvency process (usually against respondents in disputed actions commenced by insolvency practitioners). We set out below the court fees currently payable in a variety of typical situations that will be encountered in insolvency matters. The court should be contacted in the event there is any doubt as to the fee payable.

The court fees payable are set out in the Civil Proceedings Fees Order 2008 (SI 2008/1053), as amended by subsequent statutory instruments.

This Practice Note does not set out the court fees payable in respect of any claims issued under Parts 7 or 8 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1999.

The numbers in the left-hand columns of the tables below refer to the paragraph numbers contained in the Schedule to the Fees Order.

For further information in relation to court fees generally, see Her Majesty's Court and Tribunals Service Form EX50—Civil and Family Court Fees. Cheques should be made payable to 'HM Courts & Tribunals Service' or 'HMCTS'.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This content contains guidance on subjects impacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020 and related changes to court procedures and processes as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including the introduction of the Temporary Insolvency Practice Direction 2020 that came into force on 6 April 2020. For further