Can I claim legal costs in small claims court?
You can only claim certain costs against your opponent if you win in the Small Claims Court. They include any court fee you have paid, but not your solicitor’s charges. You can claim your travel expenses and loss of earnings if these relate to your attendance at court.
How can I recover my small debt?
Methods of Recovering a Company Debt
- Try to Speak to The Debtor in Person.
- Send Written Reminders, Keeping Record of Each.
- Find a Debt Mediation Service.
- Write a Letter Before Action (LBA) Final Warning.
- County Court Proceedings.
- Controlled Goods Agreement.
- Charging Order.
- Statutory Demand.
Who is the minor case claimant in Magistrates Court?
It includes starting a minor case claim in the Magistrates Court of WA (‘the Magistrates Court’). If your claim is a consumer/trader claim there are some differences in procedure not covered here. If you are starting a claim in the Magistrates Court you are called the ‘claimant’. The person you bring the claim against is called the ‘defendant’.
Where can I file a claim in Magistrates Court?
This claim can be lodged through the website www.magistratescourt.wa.gov.au in Online Forms if you have a credit card. The form is also available on the Magistrates Court website. The court’s objective when dealing with a minor case is to bring the parties to an acceptable settlement.
Can a minor case go to Magistrates Court in WA?
Magistrates Court of WA – Minor Case Claim In some situations, you may want to commence proceedings through the Magistrates Court of Western Australia to recover the debt. The Magistrates Court hears civil matters that involve: claims for debt or damages of up to $75,000
How to start a case in Magistrates Court?
A case can be started in the Magistrates Court by lodging and serving a minor case claim (Form 4). The claim can be lodged online if you have a valid credit card. If it is a consumer/trader minor case claim a different form is required (Form 6). The following information must be provided when lodging the claim: • The identity of the defendant.