This site provides a simple and straight-forward guide to making a claim in the english and welsh civil courts. The guide mainly covers the 'small claims' track. However, much of it is also applicable to large claims using the 'fast track' or 'multi-track'.
This guide explains the procedures used in the english civil court system. It covers the entire process, from before starting the claim through to getting judgement and then on to various enforcement options. There is quite a lot in this guide but don't be put off. In any given claim only a small percentage of the civil procedures applies.
The guide is written from the viewpoint of the person making the claim (the 'claimant'). It is also written on the assumption that the person making the claim will be doing it themselves rather than hiring solicitors. Such a person is sometimes referred to as a 'litigant-in-person'.
Use our Court index to locate your nearest county court (or the one closest to the defendants).
The court forms pages provide additional information about the N1 claim form and some of the more common court forms. Typically, the same forms are used in both county courts and the High Court and for the different 'tracks' (e.g. 'small claims', 'fast-track' and 'multi-track').
Note:- This site is entirely free and is not part of the Court Service. However you use the information provided at your own risk.