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Understanding court costs

If you are thinking of going to court you need to carefully consider how much it will cost you and whether it is worthwhile. If you are using a solicitor they may quote you their hourly fees or perhaps a fixed fee. However, you also need to factor in costs (or ‘disbursements’) you may have to pay, such as for court fees.

You also need to consider the possibility that costs may be awarded by the court: if you win your case, the court may order the losing party to pay your costs; if you lose your case, the court may order you to pay the winning party’s costs.

In this section you can find some information on:

  • Court fees
  • Methods of paying court fees
  • Exemption from court fees
  • Legal Aid
  • Money Claim Online and Possession Claim
  • Probate costs

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