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PI Practitioner, January 2018

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Disclosure and the Small Claims Track: A Practice Note

In July to September 2017, a total of 39,000 claims were allocated by the civil courts of England and Wales. Of these, 21,000 were allocated to the small claims track (53% of all cases allocated). These small claims account for 72% of all cases that proceed to trial. Although they tend to be for modest amounts, they are cumulatively extremely important to bulk litigators such as insurers and credit hire organisations.

Due to the large nature of these claims, streamlined procedures have developed during pre- and post-litigation for the exchange of evidence at an early stage...

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