i am in a dispute with a roofing contractor who charged me for unnecessary work and who hasn't completed some work. He has multiple times promised to refund funds to me but has not done so. I started to file a claim though small claims court, but was advised at the court that there are only parts of my claim applicable to small claims court. But also advised that I could make the whole claim through the District Court. My whole claim is only about € 1000 so I can't really afford a solicitor - Although I can claim costs if I win, I would of course have to pay them if I lose. The process appears fairly straightforward - One starts off by filing a claim at the court and there is a pro forma form which can be used. I am thinking of going ahead and filing a claim. But before I do, I am trying to find out if it is a foolish thing to do on one's own without a solicitor. I would welcome advice from anyone who can comment on this question. Either direct advice or suggestions where I can obtain advice. Thanks very much for your help.