Kerry Underwood


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Royal Courts of Justice Fees Office  

has published updated guidance for court users;  from 5 October 2020 you can pay a court fee by debit or credit card, by contacting the Fees Office on 0207 073 4715 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on Mondays to Fridays (except bank holidays) or by emailing

Once the payment has been made, court users will receive a receipt which they can submit with the claim form or application form to the relevant jurisdiction.

The notice also:

  • Confirms the arrangements for attending the Fees Office counter in person, which is still by appointment only. As in earlier updates, contact details are provided for making an appointment, and there is some information about which entrance and exit to use and what to expect when you are there.
  • Provides information about applying for a fee remission. You should go to the Help with Fees (HWF) website and complete the application process. You will be given an “HWF” reference, which you should forward to the Fees Office (by emailing, together with a copy of your claim form or application form. The Fees Office will contact you about the outcome of your HWF application and advise on next steps.
  • Provides contact details for general fee-related enquiries: you can either call the Fees Office on 0207 947 6825 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) or email For case-specific queries, you should contact the relevant department, using the email addresses set out in the guidance.

Written by kerryunderwood

October 1, 2020 at 12:35 pm

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  1. So does that then fall within claims management services being financial services in relation to the making of a claim?

    Trust you’re well


    P J Kirby QC

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    PJ Kirby

    October 1, 2020 at 1:03 pm

  2. 🙂 I think that parties should be able to opt for a double or quits option on the toss of a coin by the judge as soon as a defence is served – with the court fee then being refunded.
    Probably be cheaper for both parties than going ahead.
    I am fine thanks and hope that you are too.
    Best wishes


    October 3, 2020 at 6:10 pm

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