High Court

The High Court is one of the two main divisions of the court system in England and Wales, the other being the County Court.

The High Court is a superior court of record and it deals with a wide range of civil and criminal matters.

In the context of a personal injury claim, the High Court may be relevant in two main ways: first, it has the jurisdiction to hear appeals from decisions made by the County Court, and second, it may have the jurisdiction to hear the most complex and high-value cases.

As a claimant, it's important for you to understand that the High Court is not the first option for resolving personal injury claims, usually, claims are heard in the County Court first.

In fact, only around 2% of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases or those where liability cannot be resolved, end in personal injury court proceedings.

However, in certain circumstances, it might be necessary for your case to be heard in the High Court, for example, if the defendant disputes liability, or if the value of your claim is very high, or if the case is particularly complex.

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