Get a refund for tribunal fees

You can get a refund if you paid fees at an Employment Tribunal or Employment Appeals Tribunal between 29 July 2013 and 26 July 2017.

How to apply

You can apply online if:

  • you haven’t changed your name since you made the claim to the tribunal
  • your claim was against one employer
  • you have a UK bank account

Otherwise, you can apply by post or email.

You’ll need to include how much you paid in tribunal fees.

Apply online

Use the service to apply for a refund online.

Apply by email or post

The form you use depends on why you paid the fees:

Send your completed form by post or email to HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS).

HM Courts and Tribunals Service - England and Wales

Employment Tribunal - England and Wales
Customer Contact Centre
PO Box 10218

HM Courts and Tribunals Service - Scotland

Employment Tribunal - Scotland
Customer Contact Centre
PO Box 27105
G2 9JR

Get help applying

Contact HMCTS if you need help applying or have questions about refunds.

HMCTS - England and Wales
Telephone: 0300 123 1024

HMCTS - Scotland
Telephone: 0300 790 6234

Find out about call charges.

What happens next

If you’re entitled to a refund it’ll be transferred to your bank account (plus 0.5% interest). You’ll get a letter confirming the amount.