Welcome to another Monday as we descend into the bowels of Winter, slowly at first and then, no doubt, unrelenting and swift. This week’s question stems around litigants in person and the difficulties they face representing themselves.

Amongst the troubles we see, are the repeated missed opportunities to file various documents, assert McKenzie friends rights and appeal decisions. There are also awkward tensions between what opposing parties’ lawyers should be furnishing the LIP, and just how ethical it is for previously represented parties to be denied access to their files on cost grounds.

So, our question this week then, is this: have you experienced any difficulties with the LIP process, either as a LIP yourself or as someone working on a case with a LIP?