A litigant in person is an individual, company or organisation who has to go to court without legal representation from a solicitor or barrister.
A litigant in person may be able to obtain legal help without charge from an advice centre, Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB), law centre or pro bono legal organisation. This possibility is often worth exploring.
Please find below a range of resources for litigants in person, which also include specific information in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Litigants in Person and COVID-19
- Judiciary page on COVID-19 Advice and Guidance
- Guidance for telephone and video hearings
- Advicenow’s resources on COVID-19
- List of priority courts
- New Practice Direction 51Z to Stay Possession Proceedings
Other useful websites:
- Advicenow (provides practical information on rights and the law in England and Wales)
- Citizens Advice (provides practical information on rights and the law)
- Support through Court (offering non-legal support and guidance before, during, and after court)
- Finding Legal Options for Women Survivors (for women at risk or experiencing domestic abuse)