- You will be expected to familiarise yourself with the CPR, unless the Rules that you are bringing the case under are particularly inaccessible or obscure. It is crucial to ensure that you have read and fully understood all the rules available to you.
- The judges rejected a different standard for a litigant in person to be held to when appearing in court and therefore, you are responsible for keeping up to speed with the rules.
- You may receive leeway from the Court in matters relating to case management, but will not be immune from the consequences of breaching clear rules that are contained in the CPR. In other words, you will be accountable.
- The judge who gave the leading judgment said, that the opposing side’s solicitor is not under any duty to assist a litigant in person.
- Check your business insurance policies, it may include legal costs insurance and your legal costs might be covered by insurers.
- Case dependent, if you have suffered a financial loss and the loss meets certain criteria, you should consider whether your case may be funded by a third party. It is worth asking the question.
- When a solicitor is instructed by you, their legal fees should be transparent from the beginning. Therefore, consider speaking with a trusted solicitor to establish what options you have before going ahead.
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