ADR Clauses In Contracts

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, has reported an increase in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) clauses in contracts which it believes is resulting in more mediations taking place and at an earlier stage. Contracts often include clauses that specify what...

Setting Aside Default Judgment – Delay Can Be Deadly

“Setting aside default judgment is not an easy application and it should be prepared carefully. Delay making the application can be deadly.” If the defendant to a claim fails to file and serve his defence within the time available under the court rules,...

Service Of Documents Before Trial

Service of documents in court proceedings, including small claims, should be carried out as set out in the Civil Procedure Rules. Failure to follow the rules, could result in the court refusing to allow the evidence, whether it be documents or a witness statement. In...

Small Claims Court Costs Contract Clauses

Small claims court costs are very different from other litigation in the courts. The general rule in civil claims, is that the successful party can expect the court to order the unsuccessful party to pay a contribution towards the successful party’s costs. Costs...

Small Claims Court UK

Small claims court UK, is one of the most common search phrases we find people visiting our site looking for. It is important that court users understand that the court systems of Scotland and Northern Ireland are separate from the courts of England & Wales. As...