If you want to give yourself the best chance with your small claim, you need our ultimate guide.
We avoid legal jargon as we want to help people and businesses, to help themselves with low value disputes.
This site only relates to small claims in England and Wales. Other countries, even Scotland, have different rules.
Stick around and learn how to deal with your small claim dispute, with our free hints, tips and news.
How does the court deal with low value civil claims and what difference is there to higher value claims?
What is the small claims mediation service and is it worth using?
Read on and we will break it down for you.
The saying goes “fail to prepare and prepare to fail”.
The more quality preparation you make in advance of the hearing, the better chance you give yourself at trial. In particular, it is very important to meet any deadlines set by the court.
What to expect on the day of the court trial. What should you call the Judge? What if the other person is lying?
The process needn’t be nerve-wrecking. The more prepared you are, the less nervous you should be.
Read on for hints, tips and etiquette.
There are lots of great free resources out there but most of them are hidden away or not known of by new court users. We bring them together for you in a simple and free fact sheet.
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