Case management tracks

There are three case management tracks, civil cases are allocated to one of these three tracks.

Civil cases are allocated to one of three case management tracks. How they are allocated depends on;

  • the financial value of the case;
  • issues of law involved in the case;
  • and the estimated length of the case.

The three case management tracks are;

(i) The small claims track, which considers cases to the value of ten thousand pounds. The claimant does not have to have legal representation if

the small claims track is used.

(ii) The fast track, which usually considers those cases that have a financial value of between £10,000 and £25,000 and which can be dealt with by

a trial which will not exceed a day.

(iii) The multi- track, which will consider cases of value over twenty five  thousand pounds and the more complex and important cases. The trial

usually takes place in a courtroom before a circuit judge. The courts are expected to adopt a more flexible approach which gives them the ability

to deal with cases in the most suitable way according to the needs of the individual case.

Legal representation is advisable in the fast and multi-track.


The small claims track in the civil courts - HMCTS

The fast track and the multi-track in the civil courts - MoneyClaim

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