Law 01 - AQA - the civil courts

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The civil courts tracks and appeal routes

  • Small claims track - hears claims dealing with compnesatory damages of under £5000 and personal injuries claims worth under £1000. Such cases are heard in the county court by a district judge and last approximately an hour long
  • Fast track - hears cases dealing with compensatory damages of between £5000 and £25000 and personal injuries claims worth between £1000 and £50000. Such cases, are again, usally heard in the county court by a district judge, but can often be heard by a circuit judge in the high court if more serious. Cases transferred to the fast track usually last about a day long
  • Multi track - cases involving over £25000 compensatory damages and over £50,000 personal injuries claims would be transferred to this track and heard by a circuit judge in the high court. Such cases would last about a week long 
  • Appeals would usually…

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