Senior Courts Costs Office fees
Fees for asking the office to assess your legal costs, if you're disputing a solicitor's bill or can't agree on a sum with the other side.
|Apply to challenge a solicitor’s bill (part 8 application)||£55|
|Apply for assessment after being awarded costs||£0|
|Apply for a default costs certificate||£66|
|Apply to set aside a default costs certificate||£121|
|General application (N244) – if you’ve notified the other party (without a hearing)||£100|
|General application (N244) – if you haven’t notified them (with a hearing)||£255|
There is a separate fee for the assessment, which is usually based on what you’re claiming in costs.
|Costs up to…||Family Case Fee||Civil Case Fee|
|More than £500,000||£5,600||£6,160|
Legal aid and Court of Protection assessment fees
|Legal aid only||£200|
|Court of Protection costs up to £3,000*||£115|
|All other Court of Protection cases||£225|
*Excluding VAT and disbursements (payments to third parties).
|Type of appeal||Fee|
|General appeals – against a Cost Officer||£231|
|General appeals – against a Cost Judge||£240|
|Criminal fee appeals||£100|
Cheques should be paid to ‘HM Courts and Tribunals Service’.