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Litigant-in-Person Guide to E-bundles

Andrew Granville Stafford, Chair of the Bar Council’s Direct Access Panel, looks at the new guidance on electronic bundles for court hearings.    As a consequence of Coronavirus, more and more court hearings are being held remotely (eg by video conferencing). As a corollary,...

Justice by post has its pitfalls and benefits

  Sunil Rupasinha, motoring offence barrister at Kent Traffic Law, provides guidance on The Single Justice Procedural Notice  This relates to Notices sent by post under a relatively new kind of Magistrates’ Court procedure. It is only used in relation to non-imprisonable offences ...

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 £...