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Fees for Upper Tribunal judicial review applications rise again

Fees for Upper Tribunal judicial review applications rise again

Fees for judicial review applications hare risen yet again from today, Monday 25 July 2016. A new fees order was quietly laid last Friday: The Civil Proceedings, First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and Employment Tribunals Fees (Amendment) Order 2016. The fees going up are for the permission stage and they rise by 10%. Other fees remain as they were.

There is no convenient and accessible list of the different fees for Upper Tribunal judicial review applications, so I thought it might be useful to put them together into a blog post. Why the Upper Tribunal cannot do this on their website I do not really know, but it turns out the President does attach a schedule of fees to the case of R (on the application of Spahiu & Anor) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Judicial review – amendment – principles (IJR) [2016] UKUT 230 (IAC). That will of course be out of date from next Monday.

A simplified and updated version of that table is reproduced below for convenience:

DescriptionOld feeNew fee
Permission to apply for judicial review (or permission to proceed if not begun by JR procedure)£140£154
Application reconsider a refusal of permission£350£385
To proceed to a full hearing if permission is granted (to be paid within 7 days of service of the order granting permission)£700 (£350 if reconsideration fee already paid)£770 (£385 if reconsideration fee already paid)
On an application on notice where no other fee is specified£255£255
On an application by consent or without notice where no other fee is specified (not payable in relation to an application by consent for an adjournment of a hearing where the application is received by the Tribunal at least 14 days before the date set for that hearing)£100£100
On an application for a summons or order for a witness to attend the Tribunal£50£50
On a request for a copy of a document filed for the purposes of immigration judicial review proceedings in the Tribunal£10 for 10 pages or less then 50p per page£10 for 10 pages or less then 50p per page
On a request for a copy of a document on a computer disk or in other electronic form, for each such copy.£10£10

If it looks like the table has any mistakes or omissions, let me know and I will update.

Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder and editor of the Free Movement immigration law website.

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