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Oakwood Solicitors

Small Claims Court

Do you have a Small Claims
matter to escalate?

  • No-Win, No-Fee.
  • Leading experts in Litigation and Dispute Resolution claims.
  • Excellent track record of recovering compensation
    for our clients.
  • Free initial consultation.

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Testimonials

Efficient from start to finish.

Laura and the team at Oakwood were professional, pragmatic and efficient throughout the process. I was kept informed of progress, next steps, and achieved the outcome that I wanted.

- Chris Needham

Thank you Ms Walton!

Thank you Ms. Laura Walton! For your fast, friendly, and professional service.

- Customer

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No-Win, No-Fee

legal service and a free initial consultation.

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Fighting for compensation

that you are rightly entitled to receive.

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Taking care of your matter

from enquiry through to completion.

The experts in Litigation and Dispute Resolution claims

Oakwood Solicitors Ltd is able to assist in resolving a wide variety of Litigation and Dispute Resolution matters requiring legal assistance.

Whether it be simply pointing you in the right direction, or assisting you from start to finish – we are on hand to help.

Different 'Claims Tracks' in the County Court

In the County Court, there are three ‘tracks’ for civil claims: the Small Claims Track, the Fast Track and the Multi Track. Once proceedings have been commenced, the court will allocate the matter to the most appropriate track.

Small claims track

Generally speaking, money claims for an amount under £10,000 (which do not relate to Personal Injury) are likely to be allocated to the Small Claims Track.

Although this track is designed for lower value and less complex cases, parties are still expected to comply with the correct civil procedure in bringing a claim and expect the respective claim and defence to have a correct legal basis.

How does small claims differ from the other tracks?

Unlike with Fast Track and Multi Track, there is no presumption that the losing party will be responsible for paying the winning party’s legal costs. If you instruct a solicitor to represent you in the small claims track, you could therefore end up having paid more in legal costs than you are actually recovering in damages.

Oakwood Solicitors Ltd appreciates this, which is why we offer a range of funding options that are suitable for assistance with small claims matters. These include:

  • Fixed fee arrangements, and
  • Contingency Fee Agreements
  • Private fee-paying agreements at a competitive hourly rate
Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Oakwood Solicitors Ltd?

From the start of your claim until the conclusion you will have a dedicated advisor who will run your claim, assisting you in the event of any queries or issues you may have.

Regular updates will be provided by your case handler up until your claim has ended. This is to ensure the process is as stress-free and effortless as possible.

What do I do now?

If you believe or feel you have a claim, contact us for a free initial consultation regarding your options:

Laura Walton
Laura Walton - Solicitor: Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Laura Walton is a Solicitor working within the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team having trained and qualified at Oakwood Solicitors. Laura is passionate about helping her clients find the right resolution for them, whether that be by way of Alternative Dispute Resolution and/or proceeding to litigate matters when the parties are unable to amicably settle matters between them.

Regularly instructed by both claimants and defendants, Laura has a great insight into both parties’ positions and being able to objectively assess the strengths and weaknesses of both parties cases. To name a few, Laura is often instructed in relation to Breach of Contract claims, Professional Negligence claims, Construction Disputes, Contractual Issues and Landlord and Tenant disputes.

Laura undertakes her own advocacy and regularly attends court on behalf of her clients. She also attends mediations with clients, often achieving the best result for them on the day.

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