The Intellectual Property Regulation Board

Practice Fee Regulations

The Practice Fee Regulations 2016 prescribe the fees which will be payable with effect from 1st January 2016 (the practice fees for 2017 are the same as 2016 and consequently the Practice Fee Regulations 2016 continue to apply).

The increase in practice fees for 2016 is lower than the consultation figures following the Legal Services Board confirmation that IPReg could rely on their estimates for the LSB and LeO Levy for their financial year ending 31st March 2017.

Fees are for the year from 1st January. Fees are not pro rata’d but practice fees will be waived if an application for registration is received on or after 1st November in each calendar year.

Approvals of HoLP, HoFA, Managers and Non-Attorney/Lawyer Owners: Generally the fee for approval of a HoLP, HoFA, Manager or Non-Attorney/Lawyer Owner will be £200 per application, except in cases that are not straightforward.  For more information please see Appendix 5 to IPReg’s Licensing Authority Application to the Legal Services Board.

Refunds: we do not, except in the case of an administrative error, refund practice fees.