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The new simplified procedure rules

You may be aware of the old-style Small Claims cases, for which Legal Aid was not available. After existing for 23 years these will disappear now from the courts for all cases raised after 1st November 2016. As of then they are no longer Small Claims but proceed under “simple procedure”, and the limit for these cases will go up to £5000. This means that if you are raising or defending a claim for money of under that amount, the simplified procedure is likely to apply. The system is designed much more for the electronic era.


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