Litigation in person

Litigation in person refers to the process of pursuing a legal claim without being represented by a solicitor or a barrister. This means that you, as the claimant, will be responsible for managing your case and representing yourself in court.

In the context of a personal injury claim, litigation in person can be a challenging and complex process. You will be required to follow the court rules, file the appropriate paperwork, comply with court orders and deadlines, and present your case in court. This can be a daunting task, especially for someone who is not familiar with the legal system and the procedures.

It's worth noting that in recent years, the number of litigants in person has been rising in the UK due to the cut in legal aid and the increase of fees for legal representation, therefore the court system has taken steps to help litigants in person by providing guides and resources to help them navigate the process.

However, it's important to keep in mind that pursuing a personal injury claim on your own may be difficult, time-consuming and may lead to missing some important elements that would have been taken care of by a solicitor or a barrister.

If you are considering representing yourself as an injured claimant, you should consider the resources available to you, and the potential risks of pursuing your claim on your own.

It's always a good idea to first seek advice from a solicitor, even if you ultimately choose to proceed with litigation in person.

Most claimants choose to instruct a personal injury solicitor to act for them, however, as personal injury claims are normally handled on a no win, no fee basis.

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Chris Salmon, Director

Chris Salmon, Director