Thank you. The position on refunds is as follows:
· If you have applied to issue a claim by post, and the defendant settles the dispute before your claim is processed by the court or business centre, you will be entitled to a refund provided you have let them know that the claim should not be issued.
· If your claim has already been issued, you can recover the cost of your court fee from the defendant.
· Aside from the County Court hearing fee, no other fee outlined within the civil fees order is subject to a refund. HM Courts & Tribunals Service typically only refunds fees where the court has made a processing error, i.e. the court have processed a claim or application even though you have requested that it should not be processed.
· In instances where the court user has made an error no refunds will be approved.
· No fee refunds will be provided for claims issued via MCOL unless there has been a system error, i.e. where a fee has been charged twice.
So you will not be able to get a refund on the claim fee but if you have paid a hearing fee and the hearingdoes not go ahead then you could ask for a refund of that part.