Thinking about representing yourself in court?
Everyone knows the cost of legal representation can be extremely expensive. Consequently more and more people are exercising their right to represent themselves in Court proceedings.
All court proceedings however, require the formal preparation and drafting of legal documentation to facilitate the legal process. It is an unqualified waste of time and expense for a person contemplating self representation to attend Court only to have their application or submission rejected or thrown out due to lack of preparation and formal documentation.
Lawyers4U offers a complete drafting and self representation advisory service. Read through some of the areas we cover to the right, and for a free service quotation submit your case details by clicking below.Get A Free Quote
The skeleton argument should concisely summarise the party's submissions in relation to each of the issues raised. It should cite the main authorities to be relied upon, which may be attached.
Statement of Issues
A Statement of Issues detailing exactly what you are asking the Court to consider. This must be clear and concise and again legally and factually sound. This will be a wasted exercise if you attend Court and are unclear as to what you are asking the Court to do and why.
Your Position Statement will give the Court further insight into how your present circumstances affect you and your dependants quality of life.
All the above documentation needs to be indexed and tabulated for a Court appearance.
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Pre Action Letters
Lawyers4U will draft, upon request, letters of demand to named individuals or organisations warning of imminent court action. Such action will often preclude the need for more expensive litigation. Prices from £8.
A Case Outline will briefly outline how you intend to argue the case.
This will inform the Court of the history of the parties attending the hearing for example following divorce, the duration of marriage, number of children, and even former standards of living may be entered here. However, it must be all factual, no discourse.
A Chronology is merely a factual recital of your history with the other party. This will include all previous dates of Court appearances. Chronologies should be non contentious and agreed with the other party if possible.
All our drafting is executed by qualified barristers. We can also help with the Court protocols, this is how a person representing themselves should address and conduct themselves before the Court.
Mortgage and Repossession
Help with mortgage and repossession proceedings. We will draft an application to the court requesting either a suspension or cancellation of proceedings subject to circumstances
Issue / Response in the County Court
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