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Fees and costs

Fees and costs

The Supreme Court will plays an important role in the development of the common law by selecting only cases that include an element of wider public interest.

HM Treasury recognises that the Supreme Court’s rulings benefit not only the immediate parties to the case, but also everyone who uses the United Kingdom’s civil justice system. 

As a result, the costs of dealing with civil cases in the Supreme Court are shared across users of the Supreme Court and all litigants bringing civil cases in England and Wales and Northern Ireland. The Scottish government will also make a contribution.

Details of fees payable are available on

Please note that the Supreme Courts Fees (Amendment) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1737) amends the Supreme Courts Fees Order 2009 to increase the fee for an application for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court from £800 to £1,000.