Francesca Kaye, partner and Mary Hodgson, solicitor in the litigation team, look at the changes brought about by LASPO and the Jackson reforms in relation to the rise in number of unrepresented parties conducting litigation.

Francesca and Mary comment on the little effect the Judges' powers to impose costs sanctions on lay persons who abuse the court process may have.

This article was first published by Solicitors Journal on 14 May 2013.

The limited effect of costs sanctions on litigants in person - Solicitors Journal - June 2013.pdf