County courts deal with a wide range of civil claims and are located throughout England and Wales.
The county court deals with an extremely wide range of topics such as; contractual disputes, probate disputes, monetary claims (i.e. debt recovery), property, family matters etc. It is the first, and lowest tier, court that mostly all civil claims are started in. The vast majority of claims that are started there also end up with a hearing there, unless settled or withdrawn beforehand.
There are no juries in civil claims in the county courts (or at all in almost all civil claims in England and Wales) and claims are decided by, usually, a single judge after consideringt the evidence and, if applicable, hearing from witnesses.
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