Issuing a Claim

When lawyers refer to “issuing a claim” it means starting a claim. This is done when a person who believes they are owed money from another, files a brief description of their claim (usually called a “Claim Form”) at Court and pays the appropriate court fee. The Claim Form will include or be accompanied by “Particulars of Claim” which will be a more detailed account of the reasons why the Claimant believes the Defendant owes them money.

The Defendant will then have to decide whether they wish to admit that they owe the money or file a defence. If the Defendant does neither within the allowed timescale then the Claimant may obtain an order from the Court ordering them to pay in “Default” of a response.

At SCS Law, our solicitors are experienced in issuing volume claims, meaning if you have many debtors to pursue for unpaid tickets, we can assist you without delay and for an affordable fixed fee.

The Hearing

The hearing of the small claims trial will take place in a County Court and will most likely be the local court to the Defendant. At court, the matter will be before a District Judge. At the hearing, the Judge will consider your witness statement and also hear evidence from you.

SCS Law will represent you at the trial which includes putting forward your case and cross examining any witnesses on the other side. After hearing all the parties, the Judge will then decide whether the claim should succeed or fail.

We are very happy with the overall service provided by SCS Law. They handle our cases very helpfully and keeps us fully up to date.

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