At present a judgement from the small claims court carries no weight as the successful claimant must then go back to court to sue for the monies owed. Many unscrupulous traders are aware of this and  fail to even attend the hearing

The jugdement from the small claims court should be structured so that when given it is enforceable without the need for another court session. Although  the small claim court session will probably be longer there will only be one court appearance for all parties instead of two. Both the defendent and claimant will therefore take the single court session seriously

Why is this idea important?

  • reduced number of court sessions required
  • more effective justice
  • greater respect for small claims court
  • reduced costs for claimants

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