SMALL CLAIMS - The Danger of Acting Alone

SMALL CLAIMS - The Danger of Acting Alone

Making a money claim on your own has never been easier ..… simply complete the online form and pay the fee to get your day in Court.  However, if you act for yourself you need to be aware of the pitfalls.

As a non-legally trained person, you may believe that the Courts will understand if you don’t always follow the correct part of the Civil Procedure Rules.  However, that is not the case and a breach of the rules could mean your claim/defence is struck out.

There has been a huge rise in litigants in person (LiPs) since 2013 and the Supreme Court has ruled that they should be held to the same standards of compliance as legal professionals.

Often people act as “LiPs” as the costs of a Solicitor are more than they are claiming.  At Nowell Meller our specialist Solicitors can offer bespoke guidance at key stages of your claim to explain the process and ensure that you stay within the rules.

Whether you need a fixed fee meeting at the outset to understand your chances of winning, need help writing Court documents or want an Advocate to act for you, Nowell Meller can be with you for as much or as little as you need.  Contact us now to discuss the options available to you on either 01782 813315 or 01785 252377 or by email to or