Can someone else represent me in the Small Claims Court, other than a solicitor ?
You can take a friend to speak on your behalf as your representative in the Small Claims Court, they will be called your "Lay Representative".
If you just want to bring a friend or relative into court to consult with, but not to speak on your behalf they are known as your "McKenzie Friend".
You must be present at court as well if you use a Lay Representative, they cannot speak for you in your absence. (An exception to this is if the Lay Representative is your employer or if the court gives special permission for you to be absent).
Questions & Answers
- What is a Small Claims Court?
- How much is a Small Claim?
- Will I need to be represented by a solicitor?
- Can someone else represent me in the Small Claims Court, other than a solicitor?
- Where do I find a Small Claims Court?
- Can I get Legal Aid?
- What sort of Claims can I bring in the Small Claims Court?
- Who will hear my case?
- How will I know how to prepare for my case?
- What if I win my case but my opponent will not pay?
- What if I don't want my claim to be heard by the Small Claims Court?