Archive for the 'litigants in person' Category

Could you defend yourself in court? – BBC News

“Legal aid changes in England and Wales could mean hundreds of thousands more people representing themselves in court, judges have warned. So how exactly do you become an amateur lawyer?”

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BBC News, 28th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal aid cuts will cost more in long run, say judges – The Guardian

“Courts could grind to a standstill as hundreds of thousands of people represent themselves in legal cases, senior judges have warned.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal Aid Cuts Will Cost More Than They Save: Barristers’ Body Warns That Increase in ‘DIY Justice’ Will Gridlock Courts – The Bar Council

“A forensic examination of the Government’s Green Paper on legal aid, carried out by the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has found that proposals by the Ministry of Justice to cut legal aid could end up costing rather than saving taxpayers’ money, with a devastating effect on access to justice.”

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The Bar Council, 14th February 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Bar Council cautions against ‘DIY litigants’ – Law Society’s Gazette

“The government’s ‘crude and brutal’ legal aid cuts will trigger a surge in ‘DIY litigants’ that risks ‘gridlock’ in the courts, the Bar Council has warned.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

RCJ support unit offers assistance to Mills – The Lawyer

“The Royal Court of Justice’s Personal Support Unit (PSU) today (11 February) said that Heather Mills should have sought its assistance in relation to her divorce from former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney.”

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The Lawyer, 11th February 2008

Source: www.thelawyer.com

The art of self-defence – The Guardian

“A lawyer who acts for himself has a fool for a client, according to the old saw. If you have no legal qualifications whatsoever, logic suggests that representing yourself in court is even more foolhardy – especially when tens of millions of pounds are at stake. Yet that is what Heather Mills will do today when she steps into the ring at the Royal Courts of Justice in London to confront Paul McCartney’s high-priced, expert legal team. Having parted company with her legal advisers, who hold her IOU for at least £1.5m in costs, she is resolved to fight her own corner from now on in the battle for a share of the ex-Beatle’s fortune.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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