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civil claim

Top 10 things to consider before issuing a civil claim

  1. Have you followed the pre-action protocol?
  2. Do you know how and where to contact your opponent?
  3. What costs are involved in litigation?
  4. Can you afford litigation?
  5. What are the risks of litigation?
  6. What outcome are you seeking and is litigation the best way to achieve this?
  7. What practical steps do you need to take before issuing proceedings?
  8. Do you know where to issue proceedings and what forms and other documents are required to do this?
  9. What will you do if your opponent doesn’t respond?
  10. What will happen if you are unsuccessful with a claim and what are the financial implications?

If you are considering making a claim and need assistance please contact SHU Law on 01142256666 or email