A beginners' guide to small claims

This recorded session provides an overview of the small claims procedure.

Delivered by Adam Collins, a lecturer and supervising solicitor at the Legal Advice Clinic, University of South Wales, a beginners' guide to 'small claims' is for those with little, or no, prior knowledge of the ‘small claims’ procedure, who have an interest in volunteering with litigation pro bono schemes.

Areas covered include:

  • What is a ‘small claim?’
  • How and where to start a claim
  • Money Claims Online
  • Tips for drafting a particulars of claim
  • Tips for drafting a defence to a particulars of claim
  • Managing deadlines
  • Obtaining a judgment


Our thanks to Adam Collins for sharing his expertise.


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Friday, January 27, 2023

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Friday, January 27, 2023