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Debt Management and Banking Manual

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Enforcement action: county court proceedings: fees, costs and charges: fees and charges - further fees

General fees (high court and county court)

Fee Description Fee
   
2.1 On the claimant filing a pre-trial check list (listing questionnaire); or where the court fixes the trial date or trial week without the need for a pre-trial check list; or where the claim is on the small claims track, within 14 days of the date of despatch of the notice (or the date when oral notice is given if no written notice is given) of the trial week or the trial date if no trial week is fixed a fee payable for the hearing of a case on the:  
a. multi-track £1,090
b. fast-track £545
c. small claims-track where the sum claimed:  
(i) does not exceed £300 £25
(ii) exceeds £300 but does not exceed £500 £55
(iii) exceeds £500 but does not exceed £1,000 £80
(iv) exceeds £1,000 but does not exceed £1,500 £115
(v) exceeds £1,500 but does not exceed £3,000 £170
(vi) exceeds £3,000. £335
Fee 2.1 is payable by the claimant except where the action is proceeding on the counterclaim alone, when it is payable by the defendant or within 14 days of the date of despatch of the notice (or the date when oral notice is given if no written notice is given) of the trial week or the trial date if no trial week is fixed.  
Where a case is on the multi-track or fast track and, after a hearing date has been fixed, the court receives notice in writing from the party who paid the hearing fee that the case has been settled or discontinued then the following percentages of the hearing fee will be refunded:  
(i) 100 per cent if the court is notified more than 28 days before the hearing  
(ii) 75 per cent if the court is notified between 15 and 28 days before the hearing  
(iii) 50 per cent if the court is notified between 7 and 14 days before the hearing.  
Where a case is on the small claims track and, after a hearing date has been fixed, the court receives notice in writing from the party who paid the hearing fee, at least seven days before the date set for the hearing, that the case has been settled or discontinued the hearing fee will be refunded in full.  
Fee 2.1 is not payable in respect of a case where the court fixed the hearing date on the issue of the claim.  
2.2 In the High Court on filing either an appellant’s notice, or a respondent’s notice where the respondent is appealing or wishes to ask the appeal court to uphold the order of the lower court for reasons different from or additional to those given by the lower court: £240
1. a. in a claim allocated to the small claims track £120
1. b. in all other claims. £140
Fees 2.2 and 2.3 do not apply on appeals against a decision made in detailed assessment proceedings.  
2.4 On an application on notice where no other fee is specified. £155
2.5 On an application by consent or without notice where no other fee is specified. £50
For the purpose of fee 2.5 a request for a judgment or order on admission or in default does not constitute an application and no fee is payable.  
Fee 2.5 is not payable in relation to an application by consent for an adjournment of a hearing where the application is received by the court at least 14 days before the date set for that hearing.  
Fees 2.4 and 2.5 are not payable when an application is made in an appeal notice or is filed at the same time as an appeal notice.  
2.6 On an application for a summons or order for a witness to attend court to be examined on oath or an order for evidence to be taken by deposition, other than an application for which fee 7.2 or 8.3 is payable. £50
2.7 On an application to vary a judgment or suspend enforcement, including an application to suspend a warrant of possession. £50
Where more than one remedy is sought in the same application only one fee is payable.  
2.8 Register of judgments, orders and fines kept under section 98 of the Courts Act 2003:  
On a request for the issue of a certificate of satisfaction. £15

 

Copy document fees (Court of Appeal, High Court and County Court)

4.1 On a request for a copy of a document (other than where fee 4.2 applies):  
   
1. for ten pages or less £10
1. for each subsequent page. 50p
4.2 On a request for a copy of a document on a computer disk or in other electronic form, for each such copy. £10

Note: The fee payable under fee 4.1 includes:

  • where the court allows a party to fax to the court for the use of that party a document that has not been requested by the court and is not intended to be placed on the court file
  • where a party requests that the court fax a copy of a document from the court file
  • where the court provides a subsequent copy of a document which it has previously provided.