Working with people representing themselves can be challenging. Learn how family lawyers can balance the needs of their own client with those of the litigant in person (LIP), whilst assisting the court and having an eye to the profitability of their own work.
Cases with unrepresented parties are increasing and the current family law reforms focus in part on ways of making the processes, documents and language more accessible to the LiP.
This webinar will take a practical look at the recommendations of the new Law Society guidance on working with litigants in person.
You will learn:
- The issues that can arise when running cases involving LiPs including ensuring fair hearings for the LiP, dealing with bullying behaviour and
- How to meet the case management challenges through the processes of preparation, negotiation and court hearings.
- What resources and support is available to the LiP.
- How to deal with family finance cases with LiPs, including how to conduct an FDR with the other party in person.
- Costs implications of cases involving LiPs.
This webinar will provide a useful update all family practitioners.
- 1 hours
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