Get Money that has been paid into the Court Funds Office

Get Money that has been paid into the Court Funds Office

You can ask for money owed to you that is held in the Court Funds Office.

It will be money a defendant paid in either:

  • to use a defence that they made an offer to settle before the case started and you turned it down (sometimes called a ‘defence of tender before claim’)
  • when the court has ordered them to pay it in as part of a settlement that you have accepted
  • as part or all of a ‘part 36 offer’ to settle made before April 2007 but you have only now accepted it
You can ask for the money to be paid into either:
  • your bank account
  • your solicitor’s bank account
If you have legal aid charges to pay, the money must be paid into your solicitor’s bank account.

Money Paid in as Part of a Defence of Tender before Claim or a Settlement you have Accepted

Apply to get money you are owed by sending the Court Funds Office both:
Include a copy of a bank statement or letter from your bank dated within the last 3 months if you want the money paid into your bank account rather than your solicitor’s.
 
Court Funds Office should pay the money within 5 days if they approve your request.

Money paid in as part of a ‘part 36 offer’ to settle before April 2007

Apply to get money you are owed by sending the Court Funds Office a request for payment (CFO 201) signed by you or your solicitor - if you sign it, your signature must be witnessed.
 
Include a copy of a bank statement or letter from your bank dated within the last 3 months if you want the money paid into your bank account rather than your solicitor’s.
 
Court Funds Office should pay the money within 5 days if they approve your request.
 
Court Funds Office
Sunderland
SR43 3AB
 
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