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The costs of representing yourself

  A successful litigant-in-person (LiP) may claim costs for the time they have spent preparing their case writes Andrew Granville Stafford, Chair of the Bar Council’s Direct Access Panel. In a civil case (ie a claim in the county court or High Court) there is a standard rate of £...

Do courts give special treatment to litigants-in-person?

Andrew Granville Stafford, barrister at 4 King’s Bench Walk, London and Chairman of the Public Access Bar Association, considers the implications of Supreme Court case of Barton v Wright Hassall LLP   Picking your way through the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) can be a tricky busines...

The under-used rule which could help you recover costs in a case

Stephen Innes, barrister at 4 New Square, considers an under-utilised rule which can assist in recovering costs from the opposing party in civil litigation     If you win your civil litigation case, or indeed are successful on an interim application, you will normally...