In December 2014 research for the Ministry of Justice (Trinder et al., 2014) identified a range of problems litigants in person (LIPs) faced in family proceedings, which would be aggravated after the severe restrictions on legal aid implemented from 1 April 2013 under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). While the report was being prepared, the President of the Family Division devised a solution to one such problem. That solution has now been rejected by the Court of Appeal in Re K and H (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 543

Litigants in person- the struggle for justice

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