Small Claims in the County Courts in England and Wales: The Bargain Basement of Civil Justice

Hardcover | October 1, 1997

byJohn Baldwin

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The way that small claims are dealt with has prompted enormous interest in many jurisdictions, yet the subject has been neglected by researchers in this country. We should not doubt the importance of these procedures, however. It is increasingly seen as a convenient expedient in tackling thecrisis in civil justice, and with a massive increase in the small claims limit from L1,000 to L3,000 in January 1996, small claims have suddenly become big judicial business. This book (based on research conducted over a two-year period and funded by the Lord Chancellor's Department, the Office of Fair Trading and the Economic and Social Research Council) presents the most extensive empirical research analysis of small claims procedures ever undertaken in this country.The theoretical and practical implications of moves to expand the scope of 'Do-it-yourself' justice are explored. The author had privileged access to the district court judges who conduct claim hearings, and the book is the first to include lengthy extracts from tape recorded interviews with them.It also includes discussion of interviews with litigants, including many who struggled to gain payment of court judgments.

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The way that small claims are dealt with has prompted enormous interest in many jurisdictions, yet the subject has been neglected by researchers in this country. We should not doubt the importance of these procedures, however. It is increasingly seen as a convenient expedient in tackling thecrisis in civil justice, and with a massive i...

John Baldwin is Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of Judicial Administration at the University of Birmingham. Prior to this he taught at the universities of Sheffield, Newcastle and Birmingham where he has been a lecturer, reader and now Professor.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:190 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:October 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198264771

ISBN - 13:9780198264774

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Table of Contents

One: Introduction and Background: The Development of Small Claims in England and WalesTwo: Background to the Study: The County Court FilesThree: The District Judge's Role at Small Claims HearingsFour: Litigants' Perceptions of Small ClaimsFive: The Enforcement of Small Claims JudgmentsSix: ConclusionBibliographyIndex

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`It's a countrywide problem, according to Professor John Baldwin, head of the school of law at Birmingham University, and author of Small Claims in the County Courts in England and Wales - The Bargain Basement of British Justice.'Christopher Middleton, The Guardian