You can ask for money owed to you that’s held in the Court Funds Office.

It will be money a defendant paid in either:

  • to use a defence that they made an offer to settle before the case started and you turned it down (sometimes called a ‘defence of tender before claim’)
  • when the court has ordered them to pay it in as part of a settlement that you’ve accepted
  • as part or all of a ‘part 36 offer’ to settle made before April 2007 but you’ve only now accepted it

You can ask for the money to be paid into either:

  • your bank account
  • your solicitor’s bank account

If you have legal aid charges to pay, the money must be paid into your solicitor’s bank account.

Money paid in as part of a defence of tender before claim or a settlement you’ve accepted

Apply to get money you’re owed by sending the Court Funds Office both:

Include a copy of a bank statement or letter from your bank dated within the last 3 months if you want the money paid into your bank account rather than your solicitor’s.

Court Funds Office
Glasgow
G58 1AB

Court Funds Office should pay the money within 5 days if they approve your request.

Money paid in as part of a ‘part 36 offer’ to settle before April 2007

Apply to get money you’re owed by sending the Court Funds Office a request for payment (CFO 201) signed by you or your solicitor - if you sign it, your signature must be witnessed.

Include a copy of a bank statement or letter from your bank dated within the last 3 months if you want the money paid into your bank account rather than your solicitor’s.

Court Funds Office
Glasgow
G58 1AB

Court Funds Office should pay the money within 5 days if they approve your request.