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Litigants in person: a literature review

A review of the published research evidence on civil and family litigants in person.

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A review of the published research evidence on civil and family litigants in person. It looks at what is known about unrepresented litigants and their possible impact on cases and the courts.

This literature review considers the published research evidence on civil and family litigants in person (individuals without legal representation). The review was undertaken to inform an assessment of the potential impact of the proposed reforms under the Legal Aid Review on the number of litigants in person and their potential impact on court processes.