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    small claims court charges

    has anyone filed a claim for a fair amount of money 25 grand,im a bit lost on this link about the charges,are there more charges/fees to pay than the initial claim which appears to be 360 quid? solicitor advised small claims was the only route left to me to get back half of the 25 grand what is owed to me by my ex for a loan secured on a property which oh refuses to pay towards

    has anyone any experience in going to small claims ?

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    Original Poster

    So you claiming £12500? Thats £210 if you do it online at moneyclaim.gov.uk

    In Scotland you get all your costs back (plus interest) if you win. I raise a small claim a few years back.

    Original Poster

    on the link it has things such as pre trial checklist and hearing fees,do i have to pay these as well ?

    chunky;6523923

    In Scotland you get all your costs back (plus interest) if you win. I … In Scotland you get all your costs back (plus interest) if you win. I raise a small claim a few years back.



    Same here in England if you are successful - but just because you are awarded it by the ct, assuming op is - then there is no guarantee that they will actually get it

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    bargainhunter2009;6523898

    So you claiming £12500? Thats £210 if you do it online at m … So you claiming £12500? Thats £210 if you do it online at moneyclaim.gov.uk



    yeah sorry i was looking at the total amount of the debt not just half so its less yeah,got that bit wrong.

    dealzonwheelz;6523949

    yeah sorry i was looking at the total amount of the debt not just half so … yeah sorry i was looking at the total amount of the debt not just half so its less yeah,got that bit wrong.



    Good luck with it! You can apply yourself - you dont need to have a solicitor as that will save you some money as well.

    Original Poster

    probably easier if i ring the solicitor as i dont really understand the link with all the charges/fees on it

    Original Poster

    bargainhunter2009;6524022

    Good luck with it! You can apply yourself - you dont need to have a … Good luck with it! You can apply yourself - you dont need to have a solicitor as that will save you some money as well.



    thanx:)

    Original Poster

    County courts deal with all these types of claim. You will sometimes hear people talk about the ‘small claims court’. What they really mean is the special procedure for handling smaller claims in a county court.
    The system for handling smaller claims in the ‘small claims track’, is designed to be quick, cheap and easy to use. But it will usually only apply to claims for £5,000 or less (or £1,000 or less if the claim is for personal injury or housing disrepair), against a person, firm or company in England and Wales. Courts in Scotland have their own legal system.
    Claims of more than £5,000 are generally dealt with differently in either the ‘fast track’ or the ‘multi-track’.
    Leaflets which explain more about the allocation of claims to the small claims track, the fast track and the multi-track and how they are handled, are available free from any county court office or from our website [url]www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk[/url]
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