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Thank you for the question. This really depends on what you are taking them to court for. If it is an employment tribunal then it does not cost any money. However do not raise a claim in the ET unless you are certain they have the correct jurisdiction. If you are looking at a civil claim then it will depend based on what type of claim you are bringing. I have attached a link here; https://www.gov.uk/court-fees-what-they-are. that outlines the fees. If the value of your claim is less then £10k then you will use the small claims process.
You can complete the forms for a claims action easily online. You will have to highlight what the issues are and tell them how much you are claiming for, to be honest the first are straight forward and self-explanatory. If you feel you can do this yourself then you don’t really need to hire a solicitor but I will provide details for you in case you feel you want to. You will then receive a response to the claim and a court date. On the day (unless they offer a settlement) you will appear at the local court and basically provide your evidence and give you claim to the judge and they will response. The judge will assess the merits of the claim and defence and make a judgement this should be relatively easy for you to prove so the respondent may well offer a settlement in the meantime.
I hope this information has helped. You can find a local solicitor who deals with this on the law society webpage which is;
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