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Help sheet for P1 (c) Civil Courts

Information cue card 1 (County Court)

They are staffed by Circuit Judges (or occasionally by Recorders) and by District Judges
combining administrative with judicial functions.

The jurisdiction of each County Court is limited but covers contract and tort actions (other than
defamation) up…

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reclaim any fees. Enforcing the judgement can also be a problem as it is the claimants'
responsibility to collect payment.


Fast Track Cases ­ Cases involving amounts of £5 000 to £15 000 will be allocated to the
fast track. Cases are heard within 30 weeks and there can be…

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