chapter  16
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The small claims track is the normal track for claims with a financial value of not more than £5,000, subject to the special rules for personal injury and housing disrepair claims (r 26.6).2 However, just because a claim falls within the financial limit of the small claims track does not mean that a claim will be allocated to this track if, for instance, the complexity of the law or issues involved would make it unsuitable for hearing on the small claims track with its relative informality and limited procedural framework.3