Remission of all or part of a court fee is available to parties who are on a low income or in receipt of a qualifying benefit.
Information about the income and savings limits and the qualifying benefits eligible for fees remission are set out at: https://www.gov.uk/get-help-with-court-fees.
The Lord Chancellor may, where it appears that the payment of any fee would, owing to the exceptional circumstances of the particular case, involve undue financial hardship, reduce or remit the fee in the particular case.
Where a fee has been paid which was not payable under the above provisions, or which has been reduced because of undue financial hardship, the fee will be refunded provided the party who paid the fee applies within three months of payment. The three month time limit may be extended if there is good reason for a refund being made after the end of the three month period.