Soul superstar Prince has been ordered to hand over more than $700,000 to his former attorneys for unpaid legal fees.

Lawyers at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler sued the Purple Rain hitmaker in March, accusing him of failing to pay for their handling of cases in Ireland, California and New York.

A judge at the Manhattan Supreme Court ruled last week that Prince must shell out $708,687 to the firm, plus nine per cent interest dating back to 2008.

According to the New York Daily News, the star had paid just $125,000 of his bill.