Form: Claim a deputyship fee refund

Apply for a refund of deputyship fees using this form. Fill in the form online and email it to us, or print it off and send it by post.



You can apply for a refund of deputyship fees paid to the Office of the Public Guardian in England and Wales between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2015.

If you’re a deputy acting under a current court order, you do not need to apply for a refund. You’ll get one automatically if your client paid too much in fees.

Form you fill in on screen

You can fill in this form and save it using Adobe Reader XI. If you save it to your computer, you do not have to complete the form in one go.

To use this interactive PDF:

  1. save it to your computer

  2. fill it in

  3. save it to your computer and send it as an email attachment with your evidence, or print the completed form and post it with your evidence

Form you fill in with a pen

To use this PDF:

  1. print the form

  2. fill it in with a pen

  3. sign it

  4. send it by post with your evidence

Apply by email

Send the form and your evidence as email attachments to:

You’ll need to attach scanned copies or clear photographs of original documents. The email size limit is 10MB but you can send more than one email.

Please write ‘Deputyship fee refund application’ as the subject.

Apply by post

Post the form and your evidence to:

Deputyship fee refunds
Office of the Public Guardian
PO Box 10796

Help and alternative formats

Email or call to ask for:

  • a copy of the form
  • alternative formats – braille, large print or audio CD

If you email us for support, please include:

  • the name of the form you want
  • your name
  • your address
  • your telephone number

Contact us


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Published 4 October 2019
Last updated 4 October 2019 + show all updates
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