The small claims track – generally for lower value and
less complex claims with a value under £10,000. You
can get more information by reading leaet EX306 ‘The
small claims track in civil courts’. You can get this
leaet online from hmctsformnder.justice.gov.uk
C1 Do you agree that the small claims track is the appropriate track for
If No, say why not and state the track to which you believe it should
D About the hearing
If your claim is a designated money claim the case will
usually be transferred to the claimants preferred court
or the defendants home court as appropriate. However,
there is no guarantee of transfer to this court. For further
information see CPR Parts 3, 12, 13, 14 and 26.
At which County Court hearing centre would you prefer the small claims hearing to take place and why?
The court must grant you permission to use an expert
witness. Your notice of allocation will tell you if permission
has been granted. Please note the upper limit for
experts’ fees that can be recovered is £750. You can get
more information by reading leaet EX306 ‘The small
claims track in civil courts’. You can get this leaet
online from hmctsformnder.justice.gov.uk
Are you asking for the court’s permission to use the written evidence of
If Yes, state why and give the name of the expert (if known) and the
area of expertise and the likely cost if appointed.
Witnesses may be asked to give evidence by either
party. The court needs to have notice that you
intend to call a witness. Witness expenses for travel
accommodation and loss of earning should be met
by the party requesting their attendance. You can get
more information by reading EX342 ‘Coming to a
court hearing’. You can get this leaet online from
How many witnesses, including yourself, will give evidence on your
behalf at the hearing?
Dates to avoid: You should enter those dates where you,
your expert or an essential witness will not be able to
attend court because of a holiday or other commitments.
Interpreters: In some circumstances the court will
arrange for, and meet the cost of an interpreter. If you
require an interpreter, you should contact the court
immediately. Further details visit our website
www.justice.gov.uk under ‘guidance’.
Are there any days within the next six months when you, an expert or
a witness will not be able to attend court for the hearing?
If Yes, please give details
Dates not available
Other essential witness
Will you be using an interpreter at the hearing either for yourself or
for a witness?
If Yes, please specify the type of interpreter