‘A Practical Guide to the Small Claims Track’ by Dominic Bright

Paperback: 978-1-912687-45-9
Publication due: November 2019
Price: £49.99


This is a clear, comprehensive, but concise guide for junior barristers and solicitors to succeeding on the small claims track. Of the claims that went to trial between October and December 2018, more than two-thirds were allocated to this track: effectively representing clients in a small claim is vital. This practical guide includes how to make an oral application to successfully strike out, tactical use of the key authorities, and when to ask for costs on the basis of unreasonable behaviour.


Dominic Bright is a barrister at Lamb Chambers, registered civil and commercial mediator with the Civil Mediation Council, and former judicial assistant to Sir Brian Leveson, then President of the Queen’s Bench Division.

His recent articles include: ‘The CICC and the Rule of Law: Fair, Transparent and Convenient? What You Need to Know about China’s New International Commercial Court’ (Counsel Magazine, September 2019); and ‘Section 21 Sent Packing’ (New Law Journal, 2 May 2019).

Dominic’s forthcoming seminars include: ‘Jurisdiction and Choice of Law Clauses in International Commercial Contracts’ (November 2019); and ‘Chattels, Fixtures, and Tenant’s Improvements in Commercial Leases’ (February 2020).

He is a member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Property Bar Association, and Technology and Construction Bar Association. For daily case digests, follow Dominic on LinkedIn and Twitter (LondonComBar).


“Dominic Bright has balanced a thorough, careful review of the Small Claims Track procedure with a helpful analysis of the most common areas of law the County Court sees. The wealth of sensible, practical advice for those coming to court helps further set this book apart.”
– District Judge Cridge, South Eastern Circuit