The parties were involved in a boundary dispute. One granted an enduring power of attorney, and sought to appear as a litigant in person through the power.
Held: The right of a litigant in person to represent himself was a personal right, and as such was not capable of being delegated. The Act created a complete code setting out those with rights of audience. The 1995 Act did not change the underlying position, and the 1990 Act preserved exising rights. Those did not give a right for a non-qualified agent to act. However, a litigation friend does not have to act by a solicitor and can conduct the litigation on behalf of P, though a litigation friend who does not otherwise have a right of audience requires the permission of the court to act as an advocate on behalf of P.
Lord Justice Brooke Lord Justice Sedley Lord Justice Carnwath
Times 21-Feb-2003,  EWCA Civ 183,  1 WLR 1149
England and Wales
Application for leave – Gregory and Another, Regina (on the Application Of) v Turner and Another CA 7-Dec-2001
Application for leave to appeal. . .
Applied – Regina (on the Application of Sivasubramaniam) v Wandsworth County Court Admn 13-Dec-2001
The applicant sought to appeal against a refusal of leave to appeal against an arbitration. There had been some delay for the applicant’s health.
Held: Leave to appeal having been refused there was no further right of appeal under the 1999 . .
Cited – Sinclair Gardens Investments (Kensington) Ltd, Regina (on the Application of) v The Lands Tribunal CA 8-Nov-2005
The claimant appealed against a refusal of judicial review of a decision of the Lands Tribunal.
Held: A decision of the Lands Tribunal could only be judicially reviewed in exceptional cases where there was either a jurisdictional error or a . .
Cited – Andre Agassi v S Robinson (H M Inspector of Taxes) (No 2) CA 2-Dec-2005
The taxpayer had been represented in proceedings throughout by tax law experts, Tenon Media, who were not legally admitted, but had a right to conduct litigation under the 1990 Act. The Inspector objected to paying costs as if the representatives . .
Cited – In re X and Others (Deprivation of Liberty) CoP 7-Aug-2014
The court considered the practical and procedural implications for the Court of Protection of what was expected too be a large increase in its case-load which following the Supreme Court’s decision in Surrey County Council v P where it was held that . .
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Agency, Litigation Practice, Legal Professions
Updated: 07 June 2022; Ref: scu.179484