Small claims (less than £10,000)
Small claims can be a frustrating affair. Often it can seem like the effort isn't worth the reward, but if you are owed money then you have a right to try to get it back.
If your claim is for less than £10,000 in England & Wales (£5,000 in Scotland and £3,000 in Northern Ireland) then it will be heard in the 'small claims track' of the county court. You can represent yourself or use a solicitor, but in either
How to prepare
You will need to calculate exactly what is owed (including all interest). There are several documents you will need to prepare for the court. You can then represent yourself in court, and this can be a really good way of saving money on the claim.
Anyone can do this, but it is a good idea to get some advice on how to do this. We would suggest seeking help from Citizens Advice Bureau or a local law