Good Practice Guide to Working with Litigants in Person

Subject to the rules on vexatious litigants, anyone is entitled to act in person. However, there has been a tendency to treat people who do so as a nuisance. With the reforms to family justice, cut backs on legal aid and changes in behaviour in relation to the ways in which people approach family relationship breakdown, there has been a significant increase in the number of litigants in person and you should consider how your dealings with litigants in person will differ from those with another lawyer.


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