It is a civil claim whose subject matter does not exceed ten (10) million Uganda shillings.


A small claim does not include; 
  • Family disputes relating to the management of an estate;
  • A claim against the Government
  • A suit for defamation, malicious prosecution, wrongful imprisonment, wrongful arrest or seduction;
  • A petition for divorce, nullification of marriage or separation of spouses;
  • A case involving the validity of a will;
  • A claim in which specific performance is sought without an alternative claim for payment of damages, except in the case of a claim for rendering an account or transferring movable property and disputes arising out of tenancy agreements not exceeding ten million Uganda shillings in value; 
  • Contracts of service and contracts for service.