The manner in which claims proceed to trial is determined by the value of the claim. There are two relevant ‘tracks’ for lower value claims:
- The small claims track (for claims valued £10,000 and under);
- The fast track (for claims valued between £10,000 and £25,000).
Whilst the complexity or simplicity of the issues in dispute might be a reason for a claim to be allocated to a higher or lower track than usual, claims worth £10,000 and under are usually allocated to the small claims track and are dealt with by the ‘Small Claims Court’.