Will i have to appear in court?

May 19, 2017

generally the short answer is no.

The long answer is less than 5% of all claimants will have a court date assigned to them. Notice I did not say attend court. Many claims will settle on the day of court. But in the main the decision to go all the way to court will be taken well before the claim is even issued. If it gets that close then your solicitor will seek additional and more experienced advice as to the prospects of success of your claim. especially if it was to go in front of a judge. If they feel it has less than a 50% chance of success then your claim could be withdrawn. Your solicitor might speak separately with your ATE insurer to see if they will fund your claim despite the barristers advice. In the main though the answer is still no. Trying to have your day in court on principle is an expense most people cannot afford.

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