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Send off the claim form
Send a final letter to your opponent saying that you will issue a claim unless they settle within 14 days. If this does not work, get a claim form (called a ‘summons’ in Scotland) from your local County Court and fill it in. You can also print off a copy of the form from the Court service website. You will need to send three copies of the Claim Form to your local Court with the fee. Details of the exact fee are available on the websites or by phoning your local Court.
You can attach additional pages if you need to, setting out your case details under the heading ‘Particulars of Claim’. Use clear, numbered paragraphs, and make sure you attach them to each copy of the form.
The Court will send a copy of the claim to your opponent with a reply form. It will also send you a note of your case number and the date by which your opponent has to file a defence.