The Importance of Following the Court Rules

People using the courts without representation, have often been given very sympathetic and lenient treatment by Judges and court staff. However, not knowing the law or the court rules, is no excuse for failing to follow them. As we explained recently here in the case...

The Small Claims Mediation Service

The small claims mediation service is a free service provided by the civil courts for people involved in a small claims dispute. Read on to find out what it is, when you should use it and what you can do to prepare for it. The first thing to understand is that a...

Small Claims Court Limit

The small claims court limit for the types of claim our site is concerned with, is £10,000. The limit for injury claims, is however, going to increase considerably and soon. Small Claims Court Limit In Non Personal Injury Claims In April 2013, the court raised the...

Civil Money Claims

Civil Money Claims has today been introduced by the government as a new online system for commencing money claims up to a value of £10,000. Regrettably, it has made the introduction incredibly low key and there is absolutely no guidance as to what the process involves...

Litigants In Person Should Be Treated Fairly

Following on almost immediately from the court decision that litigants in person should not get special treatment when it comes to failures to follow court rules, the Judicial College has published a report commenting upon treatment of litigants in person. The report...