The protocol is a code of good practice that must be followed by all parties prior to starting court action. The aim of the protocol is to try and allow the parties to resolve the dispute without court action, to ensure that all parties understand the issues in the dispute and to avoid unnecessary expenses.
If your claim is worth £10,000 or less then it will be allocated to the small claims track of your local county court.
The procedure of the small claims court is designed to enable parties to represent themselves. You can still ask a lawyer to assist you, but you will not be able to recover any of your legal fees from your opponent even if you win your claim.
Smith Partnership, one of the largest firms of solicitors in the Midlands, is delighted to have been recognised again as a leading law firm with a reputation for being clear, approachable and very experienced in this year’s Legal 500 report, the annual guide to UK law firms.
We are proud and excited to announce that our Leicester offices at Charnwood Court and Pocklingtons Walk have been short listed as Finalists in the category of Law Firm of the Year 2015. We are joined in the category by other well regarded Leicester firms Weightmans, Glynis Wright and Emery Johnson Astills.
The number of negligence claims being brought against law firms has risen dramatically over the past few years. This trend is likely to continue as the effects Government cuts to legal aid, recent massive rises in court fees and increasing limitations on the recovery of legal costs bite further.