Disadvantages of Small Claims

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  • Created on: 27-02-13 09:55
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  • Disadvantages of Small Claims
    • For cases over £1000 an allocation fee has to be paid
    • Legal funding for a solicitor is not available
    • Where the other side is a business they are more likely to use a solicitor, this puts an individual representing themselves at a disadvantage
    • Research shows that District Judges are not always helpful to unrepresented parties
    • Even if you win your case it doesn't mean the other side will pay you. Only about 60% of successful claiments actually receive all the money awarded by the court

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