An Overview on Small Claims

This is the starting point. What are small claims about?

1. THE BASICS: What is the small claims court?

What are small claims and how are they different from other types of claims? Find out about the procedure, forms and costs. 

2. FOR CLAIMANTS: Starting a claim and what happens next

The claim is started at court and the defendant has a certain amount of time to respond. The court also provides a free mediation service to help the parties reach terms of settlement.

3. FOR DEFENDANTS: Help, I’ve been sued

What if you haven’t started the claim and are the defendant? It can feel like being on a rollercoaster you didn’t know you were getting on. Don’t bury your head in the sand as meeting deadlines is crucial.