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My £6,000 claim has been assigned to a small claims hearing

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My £6,000 claim has been assigned to a small claims hearing but the defendant raised a counter claim well in excess of the £10,000 small claims limit. I need to know whther the court can handle only my claim at this hearing or will they handle the counterclaim too?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Senior Partner replied 4 years ago.

The court takes into account counterclaims when making the allocation and unless it decides to reallocate it then it will deal with both claim and counterclaim at the same hearing. The county court jurisdiction is much higher anyway so the track is only about costs and case management procedure. So if a hearing is set it will deal with everything.