This information applies to Scotland only.
Since 28 November 2016 you can't start a new claim using the small claims procedure. It has been replaced by the simple procedure for cases worth up to £5,000. The information on this page is for reference only.
If you started a small claim before 28 November 2016, or are defending a small claim raised before this date, and it hasn't been resolved, the rules for a small claims action will still apply to your case.
If you need help with small claims rules, please go to your local Citizens Advice Bureau or the sheriff court.
If you'd like more information about raising or defending a claim under the simple procedure, you can read about: