What are Small Claims in the County Court?

This is a relatively informal arena for claims up to £10,000. Legal costs are not usually available to either side, but refunds of court fees and expenses are available to the winning side. There are rules to help claimants who cannot attend and the whole idea is that this is an informal court where barristers and the like are not appropriate. This court is held throughout the country and there is even a new on-line version being piloted.