Claims up to £10,000 are considered a “small track”; costs are not usually awarded and should you win, you will not, therefore, be entitled to claim any legal fees associated with the claim (neither will your debtor if you are not successful).
Claims between £10,000 and £25,000 are classed as “fast track”; these types of claim are conducted to a relatively strict timetable and it can be around 30 weeks before the final hearing. Legal costs can be awarded. It is recommended that legal advice is sought when a claim is allocated to this track, since the court “directions” and documentation can be complex.
Claims in excess of £25,000 are usually allocated to the “multi-track”; unlike the small track and fast track, there is no standard procedure. Again legal costs can be awarded it is again recommended that legal advice is sought, from our standing Direct Access Counsel.
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Once you have obtained judgment, there are various enforcement options for you to consider.