Dealing with Un-Represented Opponents - A Guide for Civil Litigators
Litigants in Person (LIPs) are appearing more frequently in civil courts.
This can sometimes be a challenging experience for you and the court.
This live broadcast session will provide guidance on how to conduct a case involving an unrepresented opponent. It gives practical suggestions and help as well as setting out the rules before, during and after a court hearing.
It also considers the position of the McKenzie Friend and pressure to reform the courts' approach to their role.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- Reasons why we have LIPs
- Case preparation
- What are the rules?
- Compliance with Court Orders
- Disclosure of documents
- Witnesses and witness statements
- Small claims
- McKenzie Friends and the Judicial Consultation Response (2019)
- Costs issues in cases involving a LIP
- Case law
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.