Will I need to be represented by a solicitor ?
Cases are dealt with differently in the Small Claims Court. It is supposed to be more simple so that anyone can deal with their own case from start to finish without using a solicitor.
If you decide to use a solicitor you cannot get your solicitor's costs back from your opponent when you win. (If your claim involved an injunction you may be able to get back part of your solicitor's costs for the injunction claim).
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?