- Guidance for lawyers conducting litigation with litigants in person
- What types of challenges are lawyers presented with when dealing with LiP and how should they deal with these?
- What issues does email correspondence typically raise and what general case management powers have the courts got to deal with it?
- What guidance is there for dealing with LiPs in court proceedings and on proper professional conduct?
- Are there any other trends or developments in this are?
Corporate Crime analysis: In a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal case the senior partner of a London law firm was sanctioned for unprofessional and ‘completely unacceptable’ correspondence with a litigant in person (LiP). Rebecca Calland, senior associate at Walker Morris, examines the types of challenges facing lawyers dealing with LiPs and says while the courts acknowledge the fact that a party is a LiP this is not a reason to disapply or disregard rules.
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