Consultation launched on cost recovery of civil court fees

Date published: 10 December 2018

The Department of Justice has launched a public consultation seeking views on proposals to increase fees in the civil courts.

Running costs which are not fully recovered are met by the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS) from within its budget.

It is estimated that proposals to increase civil court fees would generate additional income of £2.5m by the end of 2019/20 and would increase cost recovery from the current position of 82% to approximately 90% by the end of 2019/20.

For further information and details of the consultation visit Consultations on the nidirect website 

A copy of the consultation document is also available to view at the Departments' consultation section of the website

Responses or requests for further information can also be made in writing on the Consultation Response Form and emailed to FeeConsultation@courtsni.gov.uk or sent by post to:

Fee Consultation
Finance Branch
Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service
Laganside House
23-27 Oxford Street
Belfast
BT1 3LA

The closing date for this consultation is 5.00pm on 18 February 2019.

Notes to editors: 

For all media queries, please contact the DoJ Press Office on 028 9052 6444. Out of office hours please contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 028 9037 8110 and your call will be returned.

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