Scottish court fees 2022-2025: consultation

Consultation on proposals for an increase of 2% in court fees in each financial year between 2022 and 2025, proposals for minor changes to court fee exemptions, and proposals for changes to some court fee narratives.


1 Cf. the UK Supreme Court Judgment in Unison v Lord Chancellor [2017] UKSC 51 which concluded, that although the particular fees charged to access Employment Tribunals in that case were an unlawful barrier to access to justice, that fees were in principle a permissible method of funding and operating the system of courts and tribunals.

2 This consultation can be viewed at:

3 pp4-5.

4 2015 asp 5

5 1986 c. 47

6 A party litigant is a pursuer or defender in a case who represents themselves, without legal advice or representation from a solicitor.

7 The Aarhus Articles can be viewed at:

8 1982 c. 45

9 2020 c. 12

10 The Rules of the Court of Session 1994 are in schedule 2 of the Act of Sederunt (Rules of the Court of Session 1994) 1994 as amended (S.S.I. 1994/1443).

11 2005 c. 19



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