In re G (a Child) (Litigants in Person): CA 28 Jul 2003

The father of a child involved in a case before the court was acting in person. He wanted to seek advice from the Citizen’s Advice Bureau or the RCJ Personal Support Unit.
Held: The rules needed to be reconsidered so that a litigant in person need not each time apply to the court before disclosing papers in his case to the service providing support to such litigants. Until the rules were altered, there was no objection to a party disclosing to such services non-identifiable information for their advice.
Elizabeth Butler-Sloss Dame, Thorpe, Rix LJJ
[2003] EWCA Civ 1055, Times 31-Jul-2003, [2003] 2 FLR 963
Family Proceedings 1991 (1991 1247) 4.23
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedO and others (Children); In re O (Children), In re W-R (a Child), In re W (Children) CA 22-Jun-2005
In each case litigants in person had sought to be allowed to have the assistance and services of a Mackenzie friend in children cases. In one case, the court had not allowed confidential documents to be disclosed to the friend.
Held: The . .

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