Small Claims Court – what is this?

February 6, 2017

Small Claims are issued at the county court where the amount of debt being pursued is below £10,000.

Court proceedings can have costs attached to them, but the Small Claims Court (or Small Claims Track) is intended to reduce those costs.  Instead of the losing party paying all of the costs, the court is likely to award fixed costs to the winning party.  These are usually a nominal sum in comparison to their legal fees.

The Judge has the discretion to make a costs order as they see fit, so this is not guaranteed but is typically the case.

If you are looking to enforce a debt then please give us a call.  Our sister company, Cash Protection Agency, offers credit control and debt recovery services, or our solicitors can offer fixed fee legal services for more complex claims. It is worth checking your position from a legal perspective before you start.  We see cases from time to time where claims have been made directly to the courts (which you are able to do) but if this is done incorrectly it can weaken your chances of success.

If you need advice in respect of county court proceedings or would like to discuss your options, get in touch for a no obligation discussion with any member of our litigation team – contact us here.

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