For anyone interested in the current line of thought on how to support and incorporate parties in court proceedings who do not have lawyers to represent them, this summary on the National Forum’s event on the matter from December 2015, is an interesting read.
The event saw around 130 high profile judges, lawyers, advice workers, academics, regulators, civil servants and others to discuss “progress made on improving access to justice for litigants in person (LiPs)”. Clearly, there hasn’t been much progress at all, but the piece above is still worth checking out. Some of the ideas are good, now the courts just need to action them…
If you do have time to read the summary (and a few digestives to go with your tea), we’d love to hear what you think.
A big thank you to Dana for sharing this item with us.