Managing Lay Litigants

In recent years, the Courts have seen a rise in the number of litigants representing themselves in person. This situation often occurs in debt collection cases, repossession, property law, landlord and tenant case, employment law and family law. This one hour module deals with the difficulties faced by lawyers dealing with lay litigants. The lecture  will cover the following topics: 

Topics covered include:

  • Lay litigants and the duties of practitioners
  • Practical issues for dealing with lay litigants
  • How to obtain an Isaac Wunder Orders
  • Dealing with McKenzie Friends
  • Practice Directions in relation to lay litigants and McKenzie friends
  • Costs
  • Recent case law

Teaching method:  

Lecture / e-LecturePowerPoint;

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

To review scheduled booking options, please refer to: 2019 LEGAL CPD programme

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