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De Minimis Non Curat Lex

De Minimis Non Curat Lex

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:57 am

If the law does not concern itself with trifles, then how small does a case have to be to be considered a trifle? Is there a minimum amount for which you can go to court over?
Obviously it doesn't make a lot of sense to pay £25 court fees to pursue a debt of £5, but OTOH if the debtor will be paying, then why not?
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Re: De Minimis Non Curat Lex

Postby shootist » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:45 pm

There once was a lawyer named Rex
With minuscule organs of sex.
Arraigned for exposure,
He maintained with composure,
"De minimis non curat lex."
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Re: De Minimis Non Curat Lex

Postby dls » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:43 pm

Take a look at the 'not worth the candle' defamation cases before the 2013 Act.
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Re: De Minimis Non Curat Lex

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:03 pm

dls wrote:Take a look at the 'not worth the candle' defamation cases before the 2013 Act.


Is that a fair test? Defamation cases are notoriously long winded and troublesome: it is all very well saying that they are not worth the candle, but cases such as those would need a big expensive candle.

What about something fairly straightforward like the sale of goods that are not fit for purpose: how low could you go?
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