Vines Legal's A-Z of All Things Family and Matrimonial; R for Representation
Welcome to our Alphabet Information Series. Today’s topic is R for Representation.
Legal representation is the process of a solicitor representing his/her client in court and the work that the solicitor does during the proceedings. Representation can also be provided by barristers (read more here in our Barrister Blog) and is required at a Final Contested Hearing.
You may be allowed to have someone to help you with the court process by explaining the court process, helping you plan what you want to say in court, and taking notes, but they cannot: speak for you or interfere with court proceedings. You may also represent yourself, known as a ‘Litigant in Person’, however, proper legal representation should be by a legal professional.
Attending court can be a daunting experience as it is one which most people are not familiar with. It can therefore be beneficial to have both legal expertise and support on board and we would strongly recommend using a qualified family law solicitor. It is very important to speak to someone who has a full knowledge and understanding of what can be very difficult and highly emotive situations as well as someone who has the qualifications to practice law. When engaging a Family Law Specialist Solicitor, you are working with someone who has extensive experience in the field and who will work hard to represent you and achieve your desired outcomes.
If you have any queries regarding the above information or would like any further advice, remember obtaining accurate legal information from the outset can be vital in the resolution of your matter and can make the process less stressful. Call 01246 555610 to arrange a free, no obligation consultation with one of our experienced solicitors.
By Vines Legal on 10 Dec 2019, 16:36 PM