A Counterclaim is a claim made by a defendant against a claimant in an action. There is no limit imposed on a counterclaim, but a fee is payable according to the amount counterclaimed.

County Court

A county court deals with civil cases as opposed to criminal ones. Examples include business disputes, unpaid fines and negligence and they handle cases up to a value of £50,000.

County Court Judgment (CCJ)

A County Court Judgment is a judgment of the county court that orders a defendant to pay a sum of money to the claimant. CCJs are recorded on the Register of County Court Judgments for six years and can affect a defendant’s ability to borrow money.

Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal is divided into civil and criminal divisions. The latter hears appeals: – from decisions in the High Court and county courts and, – against convictions or sentences passed by the Crown Court, (see also Public Trustee Monies held in Court, for suitors, minors, Court of Protection patients etc)