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Can I represent someone in a small claims court, I have their

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Can I represent someone in a small claims court, I have their authorization. Claimant now has returned to Spain after living and working here and she is owed wages approx £700
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

You may do so as long as they are also present in court, their authorisation is not enough on It's own, they also need to be present.

Otherwise you cannot do so, as per the Lay Representatives (Rights of Audience) Order.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your reply. Can a solicitor represent her without her being in small claims court. If so, can their costs be claimed should she win?.

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Yes, a solicitor may represent her without her being present. Solicitors costs cannot be claimed in small claims courts.