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DIY Litigants Play With Fire

Posted: Friday, 4 January 2019 @ 13:43

It is fully understandable as legal fees are not cheap but increasingly I am coming across parties in litigation who are doing it themselves without the benefit of legal advice.

There are so many risks with this including:

1. A DIY litigant is running blind often basing an opinion of the case on his or her understanding rather than a clear objective view of the case.

2 A DIY litigant does not have the sense of understanding to make tactical steps which can significantly enhance one's position in a case. 

3. A DIY litigant is often clouded by emotion rather than facts.

4 A DIY litigant is not only more likely to make tactical errors but also more prone to have costs awards made against him or her.