Small claims solicitors: tips for making a small claim

Experiencing disagreement and conflict can be uncomfortable, stressful and, if not dealt with promptly, the situation can escalate. Our team of experienced small claims solicitors can help you bring a fair end to your dispute quickly, so that you can end the stress and get on with your life.

Depending on the nature of your small claim (that is, the value of or less than £10,000), will depend on the best approach to take. To help point you in the right direction, we’ve put together a number of helpful checks, guides on your rights and strategies on writing an effective complaint letter for your particular dispute. You can browse through each of the areas set out below as a good starting point if you’re feeling a little lost.

If you’ve been through the pointers, you’ve run into difficulties or you just want to speak with an expert to get the matter sorted, you can take advantage of our Ask the Legal Expert sessions. From as little as £99 including VAT, you can get tailored advice from one of our legal advisors in a 45-minute session with no obligation to take the matter further. You are free to choose how best you’d like to use this time.

To find out more about what’s included in the cost, click below.

45 minutes with an experienced legal advisor that can be used to:

  • Answer your questions or talk through a particular situation you're facing
  • Review documents (reading them with you or in advance as part of your 45 minutes)
  • Help you write a difficult letter or complete legal forms
  • Gain advice on the evidence you’ll need to prove your case
  • Prepare you for mediation or a court hearing
  • Legal advice, tailored for your situation

To help you get the most out of your session, we’ll work with you to set a clear aim for what you’d like to achieve and we’ll answer any burning questions. It’s also a chance to find out what’s happened with cases similar to yours, tapping into the experience of a lawyer. We offer practical guidance for your situation based on the information you give us.

Face-to-face personal attention

Seeking advice, in person, from an experienced legal advisor can significantly improve the outcome of your situation. Oftentimes it can be helpful to have an impartial third party cut through to the core of the matter and help to define the real, underlying legal issue. Of course, if you’re not able to attend an appointment at one of our offices, we’d be happy to assist you over the phone.

One-off meeting with no further obligations

In a number of cases, your matter may require further action beyond the 45 minutes you have with your lawyer. We’ll ensure you’re clear on any next steps so you have a clear path forward and can work towards full resolution. The 45-minute ALE session you have with one of our solicitors gives you the flexibility to have the one meeting with no obligation to take matters further, or you can instruct us for a full resolution of your matter.

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