Small Claims Track Cases

When a case is dealt with by the County Court the Judge looks at the papers to see which of the three tracks the case should be allocated to. The tracks are allocated according to a variety of factors, but usually the Court primarily looks at the level of damages sought – and if £10,000 or under it is allocated to the Small Claims Track.

There is very little room in these cases for costs to be awarded, or for expert evidence to be allowed. Sadly, although the cases may be in the Small Claims Track, the level of complexity can be high and good preparation is key.

Whilst accepting that Small Claims Track cases will not allow solicitors costs, there is merit in asking for a trained eye to look over the papers prior to going to Court – or even asking us to attend on the hearing. A little bit of experience and knowledge could make a big difference to your outcome.

To contact our Small Claims team, please call 01744 454433, or click here to email info@sthelenslaw.co.uk >