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Small claims: do you have a winning case?

Before you go to a small claim court you must resolve three issues: 1. Can you win your small claim case? 2. Can you collect on your judgment? 3. Can the small claim court hear your case? Can you win… Find out more

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Who can be sued in a small claims court?

You can sue just about anyone using a small claims court. Always take care to consider who you name on your small claim summons. If you get the wrong party, then the small claim may be struck out and costs… Find out more

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8 ways to winning your small claim

In the small claims court, presentation can make a huge difference to you winning your small claims case. But, don’t worry about acting like a professional lawyer. The small claims court is for amateurs and the court won’t be expecting… Find out more

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NI ‘hinders employment of new staff’

More employment contracts would be available to new staff if the government lowered the amount of National Insurance paid by small firms, research has revealed. Findings from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) show that this is one of many factors stifling the recruitment… Find out more

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Small firms subject to new accounting rules

Companies may be encouraged to seek business advice as new, simpler accounting rules come into force to improve their operations. It is estimated that 1.5 million small British firms will benefit from the plans, which could save them considerable amounts of money… Find out more

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Insolvency regulations strain businesses

The need for business advice may become even greater if insolvency regulation is subject to further changes, one group has discovered. Insolvency trade body R3 found that many companies are questioning plans to give unsecured creditors more of a say. “The degree of increased… Find out more

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The secrets of creative accounting

Perhaps you want to buy a business or make an investment. Maybe you’re already in business and another business wants you to supply them with stock. In these types of situations your money could be at risk and you’ll want… Find out more

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The fees involved in making a small claim

When you’re thinking about making a small claim, remember that you need to pay a small claims court fee before you start. So, it’s important that you’re confident that you can recover this cost before you think about starting a… Find out more

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NatWest staff ‘like to say yes’

Undercover reporters have allegedly found that NatWest staff members are urging customers to reclaim bank charges – at the same time as the bank’s lawyers are fighting tooth and nail to defend them. The Times has revealed that financial guidance staff… Find out more