A Small Claim is a claim which the Court have deemed suitable for the “Small Claims Track”. Usually, so long as the case does not involve personal injuries this will be cases worth up to £10,000.
We understand that for most people who become involved in a Small Claim it feels anything but small.
The amount of money in dispute is likely to be significant to the people involved and, as well as the stress of the dispute, there are likely to be lawyers, court orders & judges to deal with.
At SCS Law we want to help people understand the Small Claims process, so rather than being intimidated by it they can make informed decisions about how to manage their claim.
Because the small claims track is for lower value claims many of the more formal rules of evidence do not apply, and the emphasis is on dealing with the claim in a prompt manner with minimum cost.
There are special costs rules on the Small Claims track which usually only allow a litigant to recover their court fees and low fixed costs from the other side. These low fixed costs mean that people are often put off using solicitors to represent them, because there is little chance of recovering the majority of their fees.
At SCS Law we are experienced in dealing with small claims and offer low fixed fees for our services; so you can obtain the benefit of legal representation without the fear of spiralling legal costs.