Category Archive: (LiP) Litigant in Person

Apr 01

WALES/ENGLAND – Top district judge warns on burdens caused by rise in litigants in person

  A rise in the number of litigants in person means many more hearings are having to become inquisitorial in nature rather than adversarial, the new President of the Association of Her Majesty’s District Judges (ADJ) has warned. District Judge Harold Godwin, who is based at Haverfordwest and Aberystwyth County Courts and took up the …

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Mar 19

WALES/ENGLAND – Master of the Rolls’ Practice Guidance of March 2013: Terminology for Litigants in Person

The Master of the Rolls has issued guidance as to the terminology that should be used to describe individuals who conduct legal proceedings on their own behalf. The term “Litigant in Person” (LiP) should continue to be the sole term used. The guidance has been produced to remove any confusion caused by the term “self-represented litigants”. The …

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Sep 30

WALES/ENGLAND – Law Society issues practice note on dealing with litigants in person

The Law Society has issued a practice note for solicitors on potential issues they may encounter in their dealings with litigants in person (LiPs). The note includes advice on managing any conflict between their duties to the court and duties to their client, and other areas of sensitivity. Chancery Lane said that, with the decline …

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