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Law Society publishes practice note for practitioners acting against a litigant in person

Guidance has specific advice concerning family law cases

The Law Society has published a new practice note highlighting potential issues practitioners may encounter in their dealings with litigants in person. It includes advice on managing any conflict between duties to the court and duties to the practitioner's own client, and other areas of sensitivity.

In respect of family law cases, the practice note says specifically:

"While giving primary regard to the interests of your client, the following considerations should be taken into account in the context of family proceedings:

The practice note can be read in full here.

For an article describing some of the issues involved when acting against a litigant in person in a family law dispute, read Litigants in Person Cases – It Doesn't Have to Be Like This, by Lesley Pendlebury Cox.