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Do courts give special treatment to litigants-in-person?

Andrew Granville Stafford, barrister at 4 King’s Bench Walk, London and Chairman of the Public Access Bar Association, considers the implications of Supreme Court case of Barton v Wright Hassall LLP   Picking your way through the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) can be a tricky busines...

The under-used rule which could help you recover costs in a case

Stephen Innes, barrister at 4 New Square, considers an under-utilised rule which can assist in recovering costs from the opposing party in civil litigation     If you win your civil litigation case, or indeed are successful on an interim application, you will normally...

My Ex Has Abducted My Child! Does the UK Court have Jurisdiction?

Cynthia McFarlane, barrister at 1MCB Chambers, sets out the legal issues in the nightmare-scenario of when an ex-spouse takes a child out of the UK to the country they were born despite them not living there.  The abduction Imagine the scenario where five-and-a-half months ago your so...