With more and more people choosing to represent themselves these days, it is important to consider the impact that can have upon a case (ie not always positive). If you are concerned about your potential legal costs, or if you are reluctant to consult a lawyer for some other reason, then speak to us first and we can advise you on procedures and explain your options.
A litigant in person who alleged a conspiracy involving lawyers and judges has failed to lift a block on him taking further legal action. ‘This case provides a classic example of a litigant in person getting the problems he faces out of proportion,’ said the judge. Instead of bringing straightforward proceedings to establish his claims or appealing order, he made a series of ever more unmeritorious applications, wasting the time of the court, judges, civil servants, lawyers and others.’ The litigant in person entered into correspondence ‘very far from what [was] appropriate even in hard fought litigation’. This including threats against lawyers, judges and court officials to have them struck off and prosecuted for fraud/ blackmail/corruption, which action was described as ‘entirely unnecessary’ and ‘wholly inappropriate’.