Court summons in the UK


By Juan Palomino

Getting involved in a legal matter is more and more common in this day and age. I assist people with issues such as financial claims, divorce, probate and dismissal on a daily basis. The first thing I normally tell my clients is not to feel guilty or depressed for getting involved in legal proceedings. If you are working or are married but feel that those commitments aren’t going according to plan it doesn’t make you a bad person; sometimes things just don’t work out.

A summons and proof and date of service

Many of my clients have had to go to court in some capacity. One thing everyone needs to be aware of is that if you don't appear in court at the designated time after receiving a summons you will be in contempt of court and can be charged. The police will then issue a warrant for your arrest. Penalties for contempt of court range from one month to a maximum of two years so it isn’t something that should be taken lightly.

Getting in touch with a solicitor

If you have been served with a summons the first thing you should consider is a solicitor. An expert solicitor can make this process much clearer for you and is in a very good position to deal with and sort out any matter according to your summons. When you are dealing with this type of issue a solicitor is crucial as you need to complete it to the letter of the law and must avoid making any mistakes regarding time and expenses relating to the case.

If you are in need of legal advice regarding a court summons please do not hesitate to contact us.

Juan Palomino is one of Caven’s most knowledgeable case handlers with extensive experience in this matter from dealing with clients on a day-to-day basis.

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