Judges Demand

Small Claims Limit Increases to £10,000.00

Published On: 1st April 2013

Consumers can now take larger claims to the small claims court in England and Wales, as the maximum claim limit has risen today from £5,000.00 to £10,000.00.

In Northern Ireland and Scotland, the limits remain at £3,000.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice says:

“The cash limit for awards in small claims courts had not changed since 2000 and many claims were incurring costs that were disproportionately high compared with the value of the case.

“Following a consultation, 65% of people agreed with us that the limit should be increased.”