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

Closed 30 Dec 2020

Opened 20 Nov 2020

Results updated 9 Mar 2021

This document is the consultation response for the consultation paper.

It will cover:

  • the background to the report
  • a summary of the responses to the report
  • a detailed response to the specific questions raised in the report
  • the next steps following this consultation.



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

The aim of this proposal is to:

  • 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