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Contacting the Other Party Before a Court Case
Contacting the Other Party Before a Court Case
A guide to communicating with the other side before starting a court case. What to think about when negotiating and the importance of Without Prejudice correspondence....
Debtor in the EU?
Debtor in the EU?
If you're owed money by someone who lives elsewhere in Europe, you may be able to use the European Small Claims Procedure. Find out how to make a claim, and the…...
Draft Your Letter Before Action
Draft Your Letter Before Action
Before you lodge proceedings in the small claims court, it is customary (and in some cases a requirement) to serve a letter before action. Here's how to do it and what…...
How to Defend a Claim or Counterclaim
How to Defend a Claim or Counterclaim
If you're being sued in the small claims court, this article explains the most common defences used in civil hearings....
How to Prepare a Witness Statement
How to Prepare a Witness Statement
A guide to preparing a witness statement for use in the small claims court. The contents, format and use of a witness statement....
How to Succeed in the Small Claims Court
How to Succeed in the Small Claims Court
Give yourself the best chance of succeeding in the small claims court with this preparatory guide....
Is Litigation the Answer?
Is Litigation the Answer?
Do you have a dispute with someone but aren't sure whether to litigate to resolve it? This questionnaire may help you determine whether or not you have exhausted the…...
Is My Claim Suitable for the Small Claims Court?
Is My Claim Suitable for the Small Claims Court?
How to decide on the suitability of a case for the small claims court. Examples of claims which are suitable and those claims which are not....
Pre-Hearing Timetable in the Small Claims Court
Pre-Hearing Timetable in the Small Claims Court
A step by step guide to the pre-hearing timetable for a case due to be heard in the small claims court....
Preparing Evidence for a Small Claims Trial
Preparing Evidence for a Small Claims Trial
The special rules that apply to evidence in small claims trials. Preparing evidence for the trial and examples of the types of evidence that may be used....
Talking to the Other Side: Conduct and Correspondence
Talking to the Other Side: Conduct and Correspondence
Conduct and the concept of the 'Other Side', debunking the courtroom drama myth....
What to do Before Going to Court
What to do Before Going to Court
Important factors to consider before going to court. A guide to the steps which should be taken by a potential claimant before starting a small claims case....
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