In short, it was born out of frustration. Frustration in not being able to commercially help people and businesses with their small claims. (Small claims being claims at a value of £10,000 or less in the UK. I believe there are similar thresholds in other jurisdictions). I believe most dispute […]
In Turkey in addition to setting up mandatory mediation also established that it would be managed online via a platform built by the Turkish Ministry of Justice. Plainly any further reform of the PAPs must include the management of the PAPs and any processes within those, such as ADR, online. […]
ABOUT DAVID David is a Private Client Barrister, Fractional / Interim General Counsel (GC) and Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator. He is a Non-Exec. (NED) / Advisory Board member and the Publisher of High Performance Counsel (“HPC”). He is a co-founder and director of Small Claims Portal, a legal technology […]
October 15, 2020 Legal industry heavyweight David Kinnear will join Small Claims Portal as investor and evangelist as market attention increasingly turns to the vast under-served needs of small claims litigants London, New York & Miami — October 15, 2020 — Small Claims Portal (SCP) today announced that legal industry heavyweight […]
This infograph shows the usual routes which a small claim will take from beginning to end.
The following is a short video of the usual journey that you will follow through the small claims court. Please be aware this could vary under the court’s inherent decision making powers. You will also note that the journey can take different paths and end at different times.
The short answer is anything assuming it falls into the small claims criteria (in terms of value and complexity – see ‘What are small claims?’ and ‘Allocation outside the small claims court’) and is not specifically excluded e.g. claims for harassment or unlawful eviction, in both cases relating to residential […]
It is important to remain as objective as you can be. We appreciate this can be difficult, particularly if you feel you have been wronged in some way. It would therefore be useful to have a trusted friend or contact who you know will give you honest feedback to your […]
1. Decide whether to defend the claim Whilst there is less risk in the small claims court of having to pay the Claimant’s legal costs if you lose the case, the first decision you have to make it whether you wish to defend the claim. Notwithstanding the lower risk of […]
The Defendant either has to acknowledge service within 14 days of service of the claim or submit a defence within 14 days. If the Defendant files an acknowledge of service within 14 days they will have a full 28 days from the service of claim within in which to submit […]
Do not underestimate the importance of this stage When you receive notice of the due date for allocation questionnaires, you should also receive notice of the proposed allocation. It is very likely that the court will propose to allocate your matter to the small claims court unless there is an […]