This is a UK site that offers free help and advice on bringing or defending claims in the courts of England & Wales. The aim is to provide you with everything you need (with links to relevant sites) so that you can do it all yourself. If you want supplementary advice and support on top of this basic support we offer this at a reduced hourly rate of £150 + VAT, by phone call or Skype. (Please ensure that you email all relevant documents and the short story of the case before the call.)
It is best not to use a lawyer to represent you outright if you have a small claim but occasionally focused and limited representation for specific aspects of your case can be helpful (representation at trial or drafting your pleadings, for example). We can of course help with this too at the relevant time.
Whilst this site is aimed primarily at small claims, it is the same court system and the same law whatever the claim value and this site is therefore of relevance to any general litigation, whatever the claim value. In higher claim values the matter will go onto a fast track or multi-track system where it is preferable to use a lawyer and where you will get your legal costs back if you win.
(The main difference with the small claims process is that you cannot claim your legal fees if you choose to be represented, even if you win your case, so it is designed to keep lawyers away.)
This Small Claims Support Service & General Litigation is an initiative of Redwood Legal Limited, a law firm of solicitors registered in England & Wales (registration number 08534829). Directors: Alex Woods and Richard Parsons. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA No. 627297.
You can find out more about our firm and our people at www.redwoodlegal.co.uk