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Simplified and accelerated procedures - England and Wales

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Order for payment procedures Order for payment procedures
1. Existence of a order for payment procedure 1.
1.1. Scope of procedure 1.1.
a) What types of claims are eligible (e.g. only pecuniary claims, only contractual claims etc.)? a)
b) Is there an upper limit regarding the value of the claim? b)
c) Is the use of that procedure optional or obligatory? c)
d) Is the procedure available if the defendant lives in another Member State or in a third country? d)
1.2. Competent Court 1.2.
1.3. Formal requirements 1.3.
a) Is the use of a standardised form obligatory? (if yes, where can that form be obtained?) a)
b) Do I have to be represented by a lawyer? b)
c) In how much detail do I have to describe the reason for the claim? c)
d) Do I have to present written evidence of the claim at issue? If yes, which documents are admissible as proof? d)
1.4. Rejection of application 1.4.
1.5. Appeal 1.5.
1.6. Statement of opposition 1.6.
1.7. Effect of statement of opposition 1.7.
1.8. Effect of lack of statement of opposition 1.8.
a) What needs to be done in order to obtain an enforceable decision? a)
b) Is this decision final or is there still a possibility for the defendant to appeal against that decision? b)
Small claims procedures Small claims procedures
1. Existence of a specific Small Claims procedure 1.
1.1. Scope of Procedure, Threshold 1.1.
1.2. Application of Procedure 1.2.
1.3. Forms 1.3.
1.4. Assistance 1.4.
1.5. Rules concerning the taking of evidence 1.5.
1.6. Written procedure 1.6.
1.7. Content of judgment 1.7.
1.8. Reimbursement of costs 1.8.
1.9. Possibility to appeal 1.9.

 

Further information

Assistance for Disabled Litigants
If the Customer Service Officer at a court cannot help, the disabled claimant or defendant can contact the Court Service Disability Helpline on 0800 358 3506 (for callers within the United Kingdom only) between 9.00 and 17.00 Monday to Friday. A Minicom service for deaf or hard of hearing litigants is available on 00 44 191 478 1476.

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