Alignment of the fees for online and paper civil money and possession claims

Closed 30 Dec 2020

Opened 20 Nov 2020


This consultation sets out the proposal for the alignment of online and paper civil fees.

The aim of this proposal is to:

  • ensure that there is an efficient and effective courts system;
  • ensure access to justice, making sure those who need to access the courts can do so;
  • ensure that our courts and tribunals have the necessary resources to deliver their much-needed services;
  • ensure that those who can afford to pay a fee, pay the same fee regardless of whether they lodge a claim online or via the paper route; and
  • simplify the existing fees structure

We also invite respondents to complete the online survey.

The responses to this consultation will help inform decisions. We would be grateful for your response by December 30, 2020.


  • Citizens
  • Legal professionals
  • Judiciary
  • Court & Tribunal staff
  • Legal professional bodies


  • Courts