Litigants In Person & Mckenzie Friends in family proceedings

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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


Your CPD Certificate can be found in your Account.

Stuart Barlow

Solicitor • Bhatia Best

Stuart has written articles and training material on various Family Law subjects for the Law Society, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, The Barrister Magazine, the Resolution 'The Review' and the Family Law Journal.

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