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About the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland Taxing Office

The Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland Taxing Office (Taxing Office) is part of the Court of Judicature in Northern Ireland.  Its central role is to provide administrative support to the Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland Taxing Master (Taxing Master) in the assessment (or taxing) of bills of costs for:

  • Court of Judicature Civil Cases (High Court)
  • Criminal Appeal Cases
  • Criminal Legal Aid Cases
  • Solicitors’ bills delivered to members of the public who feel they have been charged too high an amount by their Solicitor for legal work carried out.

The Taxing Master also adjudicates on appeals and redetermininations in respect of decisions made by the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission relating to Criminal Costs.