TEST cases on behalf of 15 people suing Kirklees Council over a child abuse scandal should go to court next month.
Six preliminary hearings will be given a civil hearing in either Huddersfield or Bradford.
Claims by 87 people were launched after a three-year police inquiry into allegations stretching back 30 years at children's homes.
They include allegations from Churchview at Fartown, Royd Edge at Meltham, Westfields at Mirfield, Gomersal House, Gomersal and Rivendell Children's Home and The Mount at Dewsbury.
A total of 71 people have now settled out of court and 16 are still progressing through the courts.
David Greenwood, of Jordan's Solicitors in Dewsbury, who is dealing with 15 cases - the 16th is being dealt with by a Leeds solicitor - said six test cases had been selected representing one from each of the remaining homes that had been investigated.
He said they would be held some time in February at either Huddersfield or Bradford.
Mr Greenwood has always declined to give information about the amount of money concerned in the claims.
"Money has never been an issue. These people just want some form of justice," he said.
The police operation, Operation Clyde, resulted in more than 42 arrests and three men were found guilty of sex assaults on children at Leeds Crown Court in 2000.
Kirklees Council has said it will not comment on the matter.