Equity and Law Life Assurance Society v Tritonia Ltd: HL 1943

Viscount Simon LC said: ‘When an appeal is argued before the House of Lords, no one has any right of audience except counsel instructed on behalf of a party or (when the litigant is a natural person) the party himself. In the case of a corporation, inasmuch as the artificial entity cannot attend and argue personally, the right of audience is necessarily limited to counsel instructed on the corporation’s behalf . . Such a rule limiting a right of audience on behalf of others to members of the English or Scottish or Northern Irish bars, secures that the House will be served by barristers or advocates who observe the rules of their profession, who are subject to a disciplinary code, and who are familiar with the methods and scope of advocacy which are followed in presenting arguments to this House’.
Viscount Simon LC
1943 SC (HL) 88
Scotland
Cited by:
CitedApollo Engineering Ltd v James Scott Ltd (Scotland) SC 13-Jun-2013
After long running litigation between the parties, a shareholder and director of Apollo sought to represent the company in person. He was refused leave by the Court of Session, and now sought to appeal. The Court considered the possibility of an . .
CitedHM Secretary of State for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Re Order To Wind Up UK Bankruptcy Ltd SCS 31-Mar-2009
Outer House – Court of Session – . .

These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 08 May 2021; Ref: scu.526002