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Taking a case to court

This content applies to England & Wales

The process of taking a case to a county court. Information about the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), the process of starting a case, and allocation of a case to one of three 'tracks'.

Process and rules for taking a case to court

Processes required for a client to take a case to court. 

Online money and possession claims

Cases that can be started online. 

Court and tribunal fees

A court fee is usually payable when a claim or an action is started in a court or tribunal. Fees depend on the type of action being taken. 

County court case track allocations

A list of different legal tracks that a case can be allocated to. General information about the fast track, small claims track and multi-track. 

What documents to take to court

Documentation that should be brought to the court, and what type of documents will provide useful evidence at hearings for rent arrears, mortgage possession, and disrepair. 

Evidence in county court cases

What counts as evidence, and the different types of evidence that can be put before the county court. 

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