Small Claims

This page provides a list of useful forms for customers to download and print out in order to complete a small claim.

You can use this link to view the following Small Claims documents

  • Fees in respect of applications
  • Small Claims Guide
  • Small Claims Application Form 
  • Small Claims Checklist 
  • Outside Jurisdictional Information 
  • Form 130 Notice of Appeal under Article 30(4)(ab) of the County Courts (Northern Ireland) order 1980 
  • Form 131 response to an appeal under Article 30(4)(ab) of the County Courts (Northern Ireland) order 1980
  • VHCC Counsel Claim Form
  • Application for representation by two Counsel in The Crown Court

You can also complete your Small Claim online using our Small Claim Online Service

Making a cross border claim in the European Union

What is a cross border claim?

Cross border claims are cases, in which at least one of the parties is domiciled or habitually resident in a Member State other than the Member State of the court where the action is brought.

What is the European Order for Payment Procedure?

The European Order for Payment (EOP) is a new procedure that makes it easier and quicker for creditors to recover uncontested monetary debts in cross border cases. The procedure operates on the basis of standard forms and a uniform process across all EU Member States. It can be used in both civil and commercial matters and does not require the use of lawyers. The procedure is optional and can be used instead of existing procedures under national law.

What is the European Small Claims Procedure?

The European Small Claims Procedure (ESCP) for the first time provides consumers and businesses all over Europe with a uniform, speedy and affordable debt recovery process for low value claims in cross border cases. The procedure will apply in civil and commercial matters where the value of a claim does not exceed €5000. The procedure applies to non monetary claims i.e. road traffic accidents and personal injury claim, as well as to monetary claims.


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