A Litigant-in-Person (LIP) is a party to a case who appears at a hearing without representation by a lawyer. This may be because they can no longer afford such representation, because they have been refused Legal Aid, or because they believe that such representation will not be in their best interests.
Click button to view leaflet, then you can save or print it.
The Bar Council have produced a short guide for litigants in person. It gives some good advice on preparation and attending court, but none on specific legal issues, and you will need a great deal more advice than this to represent yourself. A good place to start, perhaps.
The Children Act 1989 including amendments brought about by the Children and Adoption Act 2006 to give the courts more flexible powers to facilitate child contact and enforce contact orders. The new powers are due to come into force as of 8 December 2008.
A guide to help new judges understand the rules and procedures around court bundles. Contains details on what should be included in the court bundle, who is responsible for submitting it and what the deadlines for submission are. The guide is available on the Judicial Studies Board website here.