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Guidance for lawyers conducting litigation with litigants in person

Guidance for lawyers conducting litigation with litigants in person
Published on: 22 September 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Guidance for lawyers conducting litigation with litigants in person
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  • Are there any other trends or developments in this are?

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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