Time scales on Claims, How long does it take?

Prior to issuing proceedings
There is a requirement that every effort should be made to resolve a dispute prior to the issue of a claim in the Small Claims Court. With this in mind we contact the other side by letter as soon as a claim is forwarded to us and request payment within 7 days. If there is no response then we are free to carry on using the court procedures for recovery.

If the other side dispute the claim then we are obliged to explore the correspondence and seek a solution.

When issuing proceedings
When all avenues of settlement have been exhausted proceedings can be commenced. We require your cheques for the Court Fee and the solicitors costs in order to proceed – please see Fees & Costs.

The court will now only accept cash or cleared funds in order to issue proceedings. A clear 7 days must be allowed for this and then we can forward the claim details to the solicitor so that the particulars can be prepared. The claim is then filed at the court Contracting and freelancing guides. Provided that there are no queries regarding the claim (and that the cheque for the court fee has cleared) this takes no longer than five working days.

The court process claims on the same day that the N1 is filed and the claim is deemed to be issued on that day. The claim is posted by first class post to the Defendant within three days and is deemed to be served within two working days of posting. Bank holidays are taken into account as are weekends.

After the proceedings are served
The Court allow fourteen days from service for the Defendant to respond. If the Defendant forwards an Acknowledgement of Service and indicates that the claim will be defended, twenty eight days from the date of service is allowed for the Defendant to file the defence.

If no Acknowledgment of Service is filed at the court Judgment in Default can be applied for. This usually takes three days and a copy of the Judgment is forwarded to the Claimant.

If the compensation claim is defended
As soon as the court receive a defence they forward to both sides an Allocation Questionnaire. Usually the court will allow only fourteen days for the return of the Allocation Questionnaire. This document is important as it provides the court with all relevant information for the processing of the claim and allocating it to the correct track. There is a fee payable of £80.00 if the claim exceeds £1,000.00.

After considering the Allocation Questionnaires the court will allocate a date for the hearing. The timescale depends on the workload and number of listings at the court and can be anything from three weeks to two months from the filing of the Allocation Questionnaires.

After judgment
If Judgment in Default is obtained the court will tell the Defendant to make an immediate payment. If there is a hearing the Defendant will be allowed between seven and twenty eight days to pay – depending on the circumstances and the opinion of the judge on the day of the hearing.

If the Defendant fails to pay within the time allowed one of the enforcement options must be considered. At this point time scales vary between a couple of weeks and several months before payment can be obtained.

To make a claim click on to the submit button below and complete the simple claim form.

After considering the Allocation Questionnaires the court will allocate a date for the hearing. The timescale depends on the workload and number of listings at the court and can be anything from three weeks to two months from the filing of the Allocation Questionnaires.

After judgment
If Judgment in Default is obtained the court will tell the Defendant to make an immediate payment. If there is a hearing the Defendant will be allowed between seven and twenty eight days to pay – depending on the circumstances and the opinion of the judge on the day of the hearing.

Nursing Jobs Although it’s not an easy job as it may seem, clinical research nurses also have numerous responsibilities not just processing doctors’ orders and paper works but also to get involved by coordinating and participating on the studies conducted by the supervising physician. Their salaries compensate for the work their doing and in return provide quality service to nursing staffs; by educating and orienting them with updates in the health care system, and become a great helping hand to the physicians.
There is a requirement that every effort should be made to resolve a dispute prior to the issue of a claim in the Small Claims Court. With this in mind we contact the other side by letter as soon as a claim is forwarded to us and request payment within 7 days. If there is no response then we are free to carry on using the court procedures for recovery.

If the other side dispute the claim then we are obliged to explore the correspondence and seek a solution.

When issuing proceedings
When all avenues of settlement have been exhausted proceedings can be commenced. We require your cheques for the Court Fee and the solicitors costs in order to proceed – please see Fees & Costs.

The court will now only accept cash or cleared funds in order to issue proceedings. A clear 7 days must be allowed for this and then we can forward the claim details to the solicitor so that the particulars can be prepared. The claim is then filed at the court Contracting and freelancing guides. Provided that there are no queries regarding the claim (and that the cheque for the court fee has cleared) this takes no longer than five working days.

The court process claims on the same day that the N1 is filed and the claim is deemed to be issued on that day. The claim is posted by first class post to the Defendant within three days and is deemed to be served within two working days of posting. Bank holidays are taken into account as are weekends.

After the proceedings are served
The Court allow fourteen days from service for the Defendant to respond. If the Defendant forwards an Acknowledgement of Service and indicates that the claim will be defended, twenty eight days from the date of service is allowed for the Defendant to file the defence.

If no Acknowledgment of Service is filed at the court Judgment in Default can be applied for. This usually takes three days and a copy of the Judgment is forwarded to the Claimant.

If the compensation claim is defended
As soon as the court receive a defence they forward to both sides an Allocation Questionnaire. Usually the court will allow only fourteen days for the return of the Allocation Questionnaire. This document is important as it provides the court with all relevant information for the processing of the claim and allocating it to the correct track. There is a fee payable of £80.00 if the claim exceeds £1,000.00.

After considering the Allocation Questionnaires the court will allocate a date for the hearing. The timescale depends on the workload and number of listings at the court and can be anything from three weeks to two months from the filing of the Allocation Questionnaires.

After judgment
If Judgment in Default is obtained the court will tell the Defendant to make an immediate payment. If there is a hearing the Defendant will be allowed between seven and twenty eight days to pay – depending on the circumstances and the opinion of the judge on the day of the hearing.

If the Defendant fails to pay within the time allowed one of the enforcement options must be considered. At this point time scales vary between a couple of weeks and several months before payment can be obtained.

To make a claim click on to the submit button below and complete the simple claim form.

After considering the Allocation Questionnaires the court will allocate a date for the hearing. The timescale depends on the workload and number of listings at the court and can be anything from three weeks to two months from the filing of the Allocation Questionnaires.

After judgment
If Judgment in Default is obtained the court will tell the Defendant to make an immediate payment. If there is a hearing the Defendant will be allowed between seven and twenty eight days to pay – depending on the circumstances and the opinion of the judge on the day of the hearing.

Nursing Jobs Although it’s not an easy job as it may seem, clinical research nurses also have numerous responsibilities not just processing doctors’ orders and paper works but also to get involved by coordinating and participating on the studies conducted by the supervising physician. Their salaries compensate for the work their doing and in return provide quality service to nursing staffs; by educating and orienting them with updates in the health care system, and become a great helping hand to the physicians.

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