Research and analysis

The role of court fees in affecting users' decisions to bring cases to the civil and family courts

This research was to provide evidence on the role that court fees play in decisions to seek redress through civil and family courts

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This report presents findings from a qualitative study exploring why court users decide to seek redress through the civil and family courts and the role that court fees play in their decisions, in the context of other factors that might influence decisions to take a case to court. The study also explored court users’ views on potential increases to court fees.

Published 1 April 2014