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Family Law

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24 JUL 2013

Coping with the litigant in person: tips for early ancillary relief hearings

David Merrigan

Barrister, Lamb Building    

This article is concerned with how best to use interim and directions hearings to prepare for a final hearing when the other party is a litigant in person. There are specific hints and tips on disclosure, undertaking preparation on behalf of the litigant in person, and useful preambles that might be included within interim orders. The article is concerned primarily with ancillary relief proceedings, but some of the guidance contained within it may be applied to other family and civil proceedings.

The full version of this article appears in the August 2013 issue of Family Law.   

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