Litigants in person: guidelines for lawyers
These guidelines offer practical advice for lawyers who face litigants in person in the civil courts and tribunals.
They discuss the:
- relationship between the client’s interest and the interests of the administration of justice
- extent to which a lawyer can properly help a litigant in person
- role of McKenzie Friends
There are also notes to explain a lawyer’s duties to their client and their responsibilities to the court. You may want to give these to your client or a litigant in person
While care has been taken to ensure these notes are accurate, up to date and useful, no legal liability will be accepted in relation to them.