County Courts

The County Court deals with more straightforward cases, including claims for money only, where the value of the claim is £100,000 or less (unless the damages are sought for personal injury).

There is a single national County Court served by named hearing centres across the country. These are the Courts that you are likely to see as part of towns across the country. There are also two County Court business centres which issue most civil claims and retain those that are undefended.

All money only claims made on paper, must be sent to the County Court Money Claims Centre, which is based in Salford. If a hearing is required, it will normally be transferred to the County Court hearing centre local to the defendant.