Going to small claims court in England or Wales and dealing with it yourself? Don't know what to expect or looking for some tips to improve your chances at trial? Our site should take away some of the mystery and help you achieve a successful outcome. We will point you in the direction of some great resources and provide practical tips which will be of help. We have also recently added our ultimate guide for you to download.

Our site relates to small claims court disputes, such as debts and contractual disputes under £10,000 in value. It does not apply to claims such as personal injury, insolvency, employment or property possession, as the rules and procedures for those types of claim are different. We are not connected with the courts. We are not solicitors or giving legal advice. Speak to a solicitor if you need advice on the facts and strength of your particular case.

What Is The Small Claims Court?

What Is The Small Claims Court?

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.

What Can You Do To Prepare For Trial?

What Can You Do To Prepare For Trial?

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.

The Judge And What To Expect At Trial

The Judge And What To Expect At Trial

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.

The Ultimate Guide To The Small Claims Court Click Here!
  • Free Small Claims Resources

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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