Well its all off to Crown Courtgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Repossession : One Thread
Aparently the case need to be held at my local friendly Crown Court, I can only imagine the legal fees involved in this. Does anyone else have an experience of going to Crown Court to settle their claim? I can only imagine the palputations that Eagle Star are having it will be years before they see any money.
-- Jon S (email@example.com), December 22, 2001
I think you have misunderstood something here - only Criminal Cases which are too srious to be dealt with by the Magistrates, or where the defendant on a criminal charge has elected to be tried, are heard at Crown Courts.
You probably mean the County Court - now not all of these are always available for hearing possession claims, or it may be that there is some complication which requires your case to be heard by a judge sitting in open court rather than chambers.
Whatever you are facing - get a solicitor, the fees will pay dividends if there are any "holes" in the case. Costs are strictly limited and there are no "open chequebooks" for costs nowadays - so the experience might not be as horrendous as you think.
-- David J. Button (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 23, 2001.