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The stage in civil litigation when a decision is made as to how the case is to be dealt with. Under Part 26 of the Civil Procedure Rules after each of the parties has completed and filed an allocation questionnaire, allocation is made to one of three tracks: the small claims track, which is the normal track for cases worth less than £5,000; the fast track, which is the normal track for cases worth between £5,000 and £15,000 where the trial is likely to last for no longer than one day; and the multi-track, which is the normal track for cases worth more than £15,000.When deciding the track for a claim the court has regard to various factors, including the financial value of the claim, the nature of the remedy sought, and the likely complexity of the facts, law, or evidence. See also case management.

the small claims track, which is the normal track for cases worth less than £5,000;

the fast track, which is the normal track for cases worth between £5,000 and £15,000 where the trial is likely to last for no longer than one day; and

the multi-track, which is the normal track for cases worth more than £15,000.

Subjects: Law.


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