Everyone has the right to have their legal dispute resolved by a court or tribunal.
Because the law is complicated, it is generally better for people who are involved in a court case to have a lawyer (a solicitor or barrister).
But not everyone does.
The term "self-represented litigant" is often applied to people who decide to run their own court proceedings without a legal representative.
self-represented litigants currently involved in ongoing civil proceedings
people considering commencing new proceedings at the Supreme Court without legal representation
people who currently have a lawyer in an ongoing civil case but are investigating the possibility of representing themselves in the future.
understand the Court's most important rules and procedures which must be followed by everyone, whether or not they have a lawyer
locate court rules relevant to civil proceedings, and other helpful resources, easily and quickly.
a substitute for legal advice
a substitute for legislative requirements or court rules
specifically relevant to probate applications
applicable to criminal proceedings.
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