New advice published aimed at people going through the courts without legal advice. The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau, together with AdviceNow, this week publishes a series of advice guides aimed at unrepresented parties in cases in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.
The ‘Going to Court’ leaflets are available HERE.
The RCJ advice bureau deals with inquiries from more than 11,000 people a year (all either about to be or involved in court proceedings). ‘More and more people are seeking our advice, with a 40% increase in enquiries in the last financial year – this is one more way we can help litigants in person,’ says Alison Lamb, Chief Executive of RCJ Advice Bureau & Islington CAB. This is before the legal aid cuts – see HERE.
Author: Jon Robins
Jon is editor of the Justice Gap. He is a freelance journalist. Jon’s books include The First Miscarriage of Justice (Waterside Press, 2014), The Justice Gap (LAG, 2009) and People Power (Daily Telegraph/LawPack, 2008). Jon is a journalism lecturer at Winchester University and a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln. He is twice winner of the Bar Council’s journalism award (2015 and 2005) and is shortlisted for this year’s Criminal Justice Alliance’s journalism award