MCA s54 text


54.—(1) The Lord Chancellor may with the consent of the Treasury by order prescribe fees payable in respect of anything dealt with by the court.

(2) An order under this section may in particular contain provision as to-

(a) scales or rates of fees;
(b) exemptions from and reductions in fees;
(c) remission of fees in whole or in part.

(3) Before making an order under this section, the Lord Chancellor must consult-

(a) the President of the Court of Protection,
(b) the Vice-President of the Court of Protection, and
(c) the Senior Judge of the Court of Protection.

(4) The Lord Chancellor must take such steps as are reasonably practicable to bring information about fees to the attention of persons likely to have to pay them.

(5) Fees payable under this section are recoverable summarily as a civil debt.


The Mental Capacity Act 2005 has been fully in force since 1 October 2007. For details of proposed amendments, see Mental Health Act 2007.