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Bringing a case to court - United Kingdom

Imagine a situation in which you are in dispute with a company, a professional person, your employer, a member of your family or somebody else in your own country or abroad. To help you solve this problem, you should ask yourself a number of questions:

Preliminary questions before bringing a case to court.

1.

Do I have to go to Court? It might be better to use alternative dispute resolution procedures. See this theme..

2.

Am I still in time to bring a court action? Time limits for bringing court actions vary according to the case. The question of time limits can be clarified with a lawyer, legal adviser or a Citizens Advice Bureau in the United Kingdom. .

3.

Am I sure that I should go to a court in the United Kingdom? See the 'Jurisdiction of the courts' theme.

4.

If yes, to which particular court in the United Kingdom should I go given where I live and where the other party lives, or other aspects of my case such as the nature of the dispute and the amount at stake? See the 'Jurisdiction of the courts - United Kingdom' theme.

5.

If yes, to which particular court in the United Kingdom should I go given the nature of my case and the amount at stake? See the 'Jurisdiction of the courts - United Kingdom' theme.

England and Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Gibraltar

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