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The Novice Guide to Court Hearings – index

You won't need one of these after reading the Novice Guide to Court HearingsThis 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.

NB This series has now been made into a book >> click here to find out more.

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