What is a Court Transcript, how do I obtain one and how much does it cost to obtain?

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What is a Court Transcript?

A Court Transcript is simply a written and verbatim record of a court’s judgment. You can apply for a transcript of a court or tribunal hearing if the hearing was recorded.

The court can refuse to provide part or all of a transcript (for example, if details of the hearing are confidential).

Are Court Hearings recorded?

Hearings at the Crown Court and at civil and family courts are always recorded. Tribunal hearings are not always recorded. You can contact the tribunal to find out if the hearing was recorded. Hearings at magistrates’ courts are never recorded.

How to apply for a Court Transcript?

Obtaining a Court Transcript is a very straightforward procedure. You simply need to download and fill in form EX107. The link for the form is:


The form then needs to be returned by email or post to the court or tribunal where the hearing took place with the appropriate fee (if applicable).

How much does it cost to obtain a Court Transcript?

You will usually have to pay for the transcript unless the court or tribunal believes there are special circumstances (for example, you need the transcript urgently but cannot afford to pay).

The final cost varies depending on the transcript’s size, whether it’s a new transcript or a copy, and other factors. Transcripts are charged by the folio (which consists of 72 words) and range from £0.74 to £2.30 per folio. There may also be copying charges ranging from £0.10 to £0.42 per folio.

Most courts or tribunals require payment upfront before issuing the transcript and depending on the court or tribunal depends upon the method of payment that they will accept.

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