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SRA Competency B C


The increase in the number of parties who act as Litigants in Person (LIPs) in family proceedings can be a challenging experience for advocates and courts.

Whilst assistance is often on hand for the LIP, there can be less practical help for the legal practitioner.

This live broadcast session seeks to address this shortfall and give practical advice in a good number of areas of family litigation.

It will also consider the work 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:

  • The growth of LIPs in family proceedings
  • The courts' approach to LIPs
  • How the LIP impacts on divorce, children, injunctions and financial proceedings
  • Conducting a hearing with a LIP
  • Responsibilities to the LIP
  • Rules of engagement
  • Managing clients' expectations
  • McKenzie Friends and the Judicial Consultation Response (2019)
  • Costs issues in cases involving a LIP
  • Relevant case law including Barton v Wright Hassall LLP [2018] and Paul Wright v Troy Lucas & Rusz [2019]

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.

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Learn Live | 15.10.2019

N/A | 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Litigants in Person & McKenzie Friends - A Family Lawyer's Guide

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2:30pm - 3:30pm

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Discounts are available for multiple places. If you have 5 or more people interested in participating in this virtual learning session please email us at information@mblseminars.com for more information.

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