This was a seven part Saturday Slot series of posts on Court Hearings (in the UK) which ran in June/July 2010.
The seven parts were as follows:
Part 1 : Introduction
This introduces the series, sounds a few warning notes, and outlines the sort of hearings this series will be looking at. Which is mostly small claims, not big complex cases where most people will be using solicitors.
Part 2 : Preparation
Preparation is crucial if you want to win your case. This post looks at what you need to do.
Part 3 : Before the hearing
What do you do when you arrive at court? This post will help stop you panicking and suggests ways you can best use what can be a long time in the court waiting room.
Part 4 : Interim hearings and applications
People don’t always think of these when considering hearings, but they can often be crucial to your case.
Part 5 : Trials
The big one. A long post with lots of guidance on how to present your case properly.
Part 6 : Judgment and costs
The moment of truth when you find out whether it has all been worth while. This post looks at what happens, and the things that will need to be dealt with once judgment is given.
Part 7 : After the hearing
Looking at issues which may arises such as what to do if you missed the hearing or want to appeal.
With thanks to Simon Parrott of Sharman Law Solicitors who proof read the series for me and made helpful comments.