Thursday, March 28, 2013

Guide for Litigants in Person

To coincide with the wholesale abolition of legal aid on the 1st of April, the Bar Council has published what looks like a useful guide for litigants in person, of which there will obviously be considerably more after Monday.

A Guide to Representing Yourself in Court is intended to help all litigants in person, not just those using the family courts. There are general sections on how to find affordable help, putting together your case, starting and defending a claim and representing yourself in court. There then follow sections dealing with specific areas of law, including family law, property ownership in relationship breakdowns and public law. The Guide finishes with a glossary of legal terms.

The Guide can be found here.

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