(Small) Reduction in Court of Protection Application Fees and Appeal Fees
As of the 25th July 2018, application fees to the Court of Protection will reduce from £400 to £385. Appeal fees will also be reduced from the same date from £400 to £320. A small reduction, but a welcomed one as Court of Protection costs can be costly to individuals.
It is not clear at this stage whether a refund scheme will be put in place to refund those that have paid the higher fee. A refund scheme was previously adopted by the Office of the Public Guardian for Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney registered between 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017. Please follow this link to apply for a refund. You must note that refunds have to be claimed by 31 January 2021.
As noted, it is not clear whether a refund scheme will be bought in in relation to Court of Protection Fees previously paid. If such a scheme is in force, the Court of Protection Team at Coffin Mew will advise further.
Should you require advice or assistance in relation to Court of Protection Applications or Appeals contact the Coffin Mew Team.