People who were charged excessive deputyship supervision fees by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) can now begin claiming refunds under a scheme just launched by the Ministry of Justice.

The refunds are only for deputyship assessments and annual supervisions which took place between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2015.

To find out if you’re owed any money and how much you’ll get, you’ll need to make a claim to the OPG.

If you are a deputy acting under a current court order, you do not need to apply for a refund. Any overcharged fees will be refunded automatically.

The deadline for refund claims is 4 October 2022.