Often, in a small claim you might want to represent yourself. As a non-legally qualified person representing yourself, you would be a litigant in person. Small claims hearings are a little less formal than other court hearings, but it is still worth having a legal professional in your corner and we have affordable ways to pay for an experienced advocate to attend the trial.
Costs Upon Winning
You are only able to claim certain costs from the other party if you win a small claim. They are also called fixed costs, but it is important not to get these confused with your solicitors fixed fees. You can’t claim your solicitors charged, but you could be awarded these costs:
- Court fees paid
- Travel expenses and loss of earnings (if applicable)
- Some expenses for Witnesses who gave supporting evidence
- Cost of Experts Reports (up to £750)
There is more guidance on this, but that won’t apply to every small claim case. And, you should know that every case is different. As such, details like these may differ slightly from case to case.
Costs Upon Losing
As described above, the losing side may need to pay certain legal costs of the winning side. If for whatever reason you lose your claim, that would mean you pay your opponent’s costs.
For the most part, those costs will be the same as described above. But again, exact details will depend on your case.
Interested In Making A Small Claim? We Can Help!
So, if you would like to make a small claim, Chris Rudd Solicitors can help. We can help you with a range of disputes that may fall under small claims.
We always try to work in a way that is most affordable for our clients, which is why we can run this type of claim on a fixed fee basis. These fixed fees mean that you will always know exactly what you are paying for, how much you are paying, and when.
Chris Rudd Solicitors can help, so get in touch to find out what we can do for you. Call us on 01925 426 048, or send us a message through our contact page.