Litigants In Person & Mckenzie Friends in family proceedings

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  • Intermediate
  • Released 6th Jun 2021
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Litigants in Person (LIPs) are appearing more frequently in family courts. This can sometimes be a challenging experience for lawyers and the court.

This on-demand title will provide guidance on how to conduct a case involving an unrepresented opponent in injunctions, children and financial applications. 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.

Learning objectives:

  • Reasons why we have Litigant in Person
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Practical ideas in working with a Litigant in Person
  • McKenzie Friends and the Judicial Consultation Response (2019)
  • Costs issues in cases involving a Litigant in Person
  • Case law

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Stuart Barlow

Solicitor • Bhatia Best

Stuart has written articles on various family law subjects for the Law Society, The Barrister Magazine and the Resolution 'The Review'.

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