The changes to funding in the civil justice system, combined with the increased limit in the small claims court and a difficult economic climate mean that litigators deal with self-represented parties on a more regular basis. Acting against a litigant in person requires a different approach and can increase the cost of your client’s claim.
This webinar sets out the law as it applies to litigants in person, highlight some of the challenges you may face when dealing with a litigant in person and suggest strategies for maximising your success and minimising hassle and cost.
• An in-depth look at the recent Supreme Court decision of Wright Hassall
• What litigants in person can and can’t do
• Companies as litigants in person
• Mackenzie friends
• The Court’s approach-enforcing the overriding objective post Jackson
• Solicitor for the opposing party – duties under CPR/Rules of Professional Conduct
• Part 36 and litigants in person - Kunaka v Barclays Bank plc 
• Vexatious litigants and civil restraint orders
• Recoverable costs
• Obtaining costs following unreasonable conduct by a LiP