Federation Small Claims Beis Din (Beis Horo'oh)

The Federation provides a Beis Horo’oh for small claims.

Claims brought before the Beis Horo’oh must meet the following criteria:

  • Claims must not exceed £5000
  • Both parties must consent to come together to the Beis Horo’oh – no hazmonos will be sent
  • Each side is required to pay a nominal fee of £50 (for claims above £2500, the fee will be £100)
  • The case will be heard by a single Dayan – in most cases this will be Dayan Y D Hool of the Federation Beis Din
  • Parties may not bring a To’en Rabbonim or a professional representative but are required to represent themselves
  • Before attending a shtar borerus  (arbitration agreement) must be signed – click here to download the form
  • A brief written psak (giving the ruling but no detailed reasoning) will be presented to the parties within 72 hours
  • An appointment to attend the Small Claims Beis Din must be made in advance –  limited evening hours are available in addition to normal working hours. Appointments are scheduled in one-hour slots

Click here to download and print a copy of the arbitration agreement.

Small Claims Beis Din

Apply for a claim to be heard by the Small Claims Beis Din

For any other information please telephone 020 8202 2263 and select Option 3, or email beisdin@federation.org.uk.


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