Small Claims

Small Claims

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Course Overview

Although the small claims track is designed to be a quick, straightforward and cheap process in which legal representation is not necessarily required, the increase in the maximum value for civil matters (up to £10,000 or up to £1,000 for personal injury and housing disrepair cases), has undoubtedly impacted upon the number of clients obtaining legal advice in order to determine the strength of their case before proceeding.

This course will offer practical guidance on how to a run small track cases from inception to enforcement as cost effectively and efficiently as possible, as even relatively low cost consultation fees can provide a regular stream of income for firms. This course will be of particular interest to trainees, paralegals and legal executives who may find themselves handling increasing numbers of small track cases, as clients attempt to keep the costs down when seeking legal representation in such matters.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Feel confident when bringing or defending a claim on the small claims track.
  • Be familiar with what cases can and cannot be allocated to small claims track and the courses of action available in such matters.
  • Be aware of the requirement for parties to seek mediation prior to the case proceeding to court and how to avoid the court penalising your client should this course of action prove unsuccessful

What is the target audience?

  • PI practitioners


About Instructor - Gary Barker

Gary qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and spent 20 years with two high street practices, specialising in civil litigation and personal injury work. At both firms he took on responsibility for practice development which was to see a fourfold increase in their growth.

He also took on a part-time training role, working for a number of course providers and, with the advent of the Woolf reforms, was soon presenting courses virtually full time.

From 2001 to 2004 he was Head of Practice Development at the Law Society.

Gary is now a practicing solicitor again, which he combines with being a costs consultant and a freelance trainer.

Gary is also an assistant lecturer at the Open University and an occasional contributor to legal discussions on national radio.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Slides
    37 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60