You may suddenly find yourself at the receiving end of someone making a claim against you over a money dispute, or If you could be considering making a claim after are in the position where you havinge exhausted all other other options of conflict resolutionof mediation and conflict resolution in an aim to dissolve a financial dispute, you should consider making a claim.
In England and Wales, individuals can take legal action against a firm company or individual if they can provide evidence of:
• Poor service and workmanship;
• A Debt that hasn’t been paid;
• Faulty purchase; or
• Disputes between landlords and tenants, in the case of rent arrears or compensation for disrepair
Regardless of whether you are the one lodging the a claim, or you are the defendant that who wants to contest the claim, our aim is to we can help bring a fair end to your dispute as quickly as possible.
At PX Barristers, we offer direct access to barristers with an all-inclusive paralegal support service to ensure you receive the best possible representation.
Our barristers and team of paralegals are experienced in handling a wide range of money-related disputes and court claims. Contact us today and we can appoint arrange the right barrister as well as a paralegal who will you with paralegals who can help you manage all your legal case the administration and paperwork of your legal case, at highly reduced much lower rates ratesthan a solicitor.
Your case may require arbitration, mediation and possible litigation which could result in costly legal fees. However, we can provide you our with affordable payment solutions will ensure you can pay your legal fees by affordable instalments over time. to see you through to the end of your claims process. Call us now on 0800 888 6760.
We take into consideration your individual circumstances, to help you get the best possible outcome. If you have already appointed a barrister to your case, we can still offer you cost-effective payment plans and paralegal support services. Get in touch with a member of our legal team and we will and will make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf, personally. Start today to arrange your payment plan.
Making a claim
Most small claims can be made online and are usually allocated to the small claims track if they are worth £10,000 or less. If you do not receive a response in 14 days after the defendant has received the claim, or if the defendant denies owing the money, you can apply to the court for judgement.
The key to achieving a successful outcome is getting your facts and legal arguments right. Make sure you start your claim with the right guidance and support from an experienced legal advisor.
Fast-Track and Multi-Track Claims
In some circumstances, individuals may wish to pursue claims that are over £10,000, which are currently outside the small claims track. If you claim between £10,000-£25,000 you will usually be allocated for a fast-track claim. The multi-track claim applies to individuals whose claim exceeds £25,000. If you are unsure on how much money you are entitled to, or are making a claim of over £99,999.99, you must fill out a paper claim form and send it forward to the County Court Money Claims Centre. These claims are managed by a judge and could take more than one court hearing to reach a decision. Therefore, fast track and multi-track claims are usually far more complicated and can result in higher legal fees.
Claim procedures are never rarely straightforward. Contact one of our legal experts today for direct access to barristers and inclusive paralegal assistance to help you get the best possible outcome. To find out more information on how to make a claim, or for advice on affordable payment plans that cover your legal costs upfront upfront, call us now on 0800 888 6760.
If the defendantyou are defending a claim and accepts that they you owe the money claimed, the court won’t allocate it to any claims track. The defendant You can either pay the claimant immediately, or suggest a payment arrangement. In this case, both parties can you may agree that the defendant pays to pay the claimant by in instalments or a the lump full claim sum amount on an agreed date.
However, if the defendant you decide s to defend the case, they you must respond in 14 days in time after receiving the claim. If defendant you needs require more time to prepare a defence, they you can send an ‘acknowledgement of service’ to the court and then their defence within 14 days after this period. If you don’t acknowledge service, the defendant doesn’t respond within this time, the claimant can ask for a an judgement to be made against themyou.
For impartial advice and legal support, contact one of our expert claim consultants today for direct access to barristers and paralegal assistance. If you want to pay your legal fees over affordable monthly instalments, we can provide you with effective payment solutions. We may be able to cover 100% of your legal costs upfront, and you won’t need to make any repayments until your case is over. Call us now on 0800 888 6760.
Direction questionnaire and notice of allocation
If the a claim is defended, and the court has received the defendant’s response, they will ask both parties to complete a ‘directions questionnaire’ so that they can allocate the claim to the correct track.
The claimant and defendant will also receive a “notice of allocation”, which informs both parties on what they must prepare for the final hearing. In your notice of allocation, you may be required to ‘disclose’ expert reports, witness statements and evidence to the court and to the other party, at least 14 days before the hearing. It’s important to follow these instructions carefully in order to avoid any court delays or unnecessary costs. In fast-track and multi-track cases, they may also need to fill in a pre-trial checklist so they judge can decide to give further directions if necessary.
So, what’s the next step? If both parties can’t come to a resolution on their dispute after the claims have been lodged and a court date has been set, it’s recommended to seek legal representation from a claims barrister for the court hearing. Our panel of panel of claim solicitors barristers and paralegals provide impartial, tactical advice and payment solutions to help manage your legal costs effectively and get the outcome you want. To find out more information on what services we offer, contact a member of our legal team today on 0800 888 6760.
If it is a small claim, both parties may be heard in the judge’s room or a courtroom in the County Court. However, if you are facing a fast-track or multi-track claim, the hearing, in most cases will be a public trial. With multi-track hearings, there is no standard procedure, so the judge will manage the claim on a case by case basis.
In each track, witness statements must have been exchanged in the notice of allocation before the court hearing. Each party will be asked to give evidence to support their case and ask questions. At the end of the hearing, the judge will make a decision and give a court order. Both parties will receive a copy that may include, order of costs and arrangement for payments from the defendant.
Appeal the decision
If you lose your case, you can ask for permission to appeal the judge’s decision. You must apply within 21 days of getting the decision and ensure that you have substantial grounds for appeal. An individual can appeal if:
• the court made a mistake in the law or
• there was a serious irregularity in court proceedings
Making a claim can be difficult, time-consuming and costly, with a never-ending pile of forms and fees, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Get direct access to barristers today with all-inclusive paralegal support to help with administrative tasks. Specialist claims barristers can argue on your behalf, and build a strong defence that greatly improvess your chance of success.
At PX Barristers, we can offer both claimants and defendants, confidential advice, financial support through affordable payment plans and paralegal assistance. Contact one of our expert barristers panel of solicitors legal experts today on 0800 888 6760 or start set up your payment plan now.
If the Defendant Doesn’t respond
If you find that the defendant has not responded within 14 the required number of days of after receiving the claim form, and has not given an ‘acknowledgement of service’, you can ask the court to order the defendant to pay. The claimant is entitled to a ‘default judgement’ or ‘County Court Judgment’ (CCJ), meaning that judgement can be passed without trial. If you get the judgement, the court has formally decided that defendant owes the money, and will set a deadline for payment. However, the defendant can get a judgement set aside, if they can prove they don’t owe the money or that they didn’t receive the claim form.
In some cases, if the claimant has still not received payment, they can enforce the court order and use bailiffs to collect the money. When an individual wants to proceed with this course of action, they must apply to the court for a ‘warrant of execution’. The defendant will be given time have 7 days to pay the claim before the bailiffs visit their home or property to claim goods for sale. At this stage, the defendant can ask for a ‘controlled goods agreement’. This is when a formal arrangement is made between the defendant and bailiff, which gives the defendant time to repay what they owe.
Making or defending a claim against another individual or business may result in a very complex legal process, which is why many choose to seek impartial advice from specialist claims solicitors, barristers and paralegals. Both parties may not be prepared for the length and cost of claim proceedings. At PX Barristers we can help claimants and defendants get the result they want in the most amicable effective way possible. Ensure you receive the best representation going forward, by getting direct access to our panel of claims barristers. We can also appoint you with an experienced paralegal team to help you with document processing and administration throughout your claims process. Contact our legal panel of claim specialists today for tactical advice and effective payment solutions on 0800 888 6760.