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INSIGHTS BY PENNINGTONS MANCHES: LiP service? Dealing with litigants in person

07 August 2015  

Clare Arthurs and Julie Bond provide a timely reminder of the rules relating to litigants in person

Swingeing cuts to legal aid; vastly increased court fees; an increased small claims limit; the ‘unbundling’ of legal services… No wonder most courts and tribunals are dealing with increasing numbers of parties who are unrepresented for some or all of the court process. Litigants in person (LiPs) create challenges for the judiciary and the legal professions alike. To quote the Master of the Rolls, the main challenge for our justice system is ‘to make sure that everyone is treated equally, fairly and impartially and according to the law’.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Chadwick v Burling [2015] EWHC 1610 (Ch)

    Elliott v Stobart Group Ltd & ors [2015] EWCA Civ 449