Ministry of Justice

Fees in the United Kingdom Supreme Court

Status: Closed - with response

Open date: 10 February 2009

Close date: 05 May 2009

Responses published: 08 July 2009

A consultation on the system of fees and concessions for civil and devolution cases in the Supreme Court, after it becomes operational in October 2009.

The Lord Chancellor has a duty, under the Constitutional Reform Act, to consult with a limited number of people before he makes an order setting out the fee levels. The Lord Chancellor believes that fee levels are an important issue that affects a number of areas of society and has decided to conduct a public consultation.

Consultation paper


A total of 22 responses to the consultation paper were received. Of these, 11 responses were from members of the legal profession.  A further eight responses were from members of the Judiciary and three responses were received from Liberty and Justice (a joint response), the Legal Services Commission and Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office.

Copies of the consultation response were sent to all parties who contributed to the consultation on July 8 and were also made available to any member of the public interested in receiving a copy.