Litigants in Person in Civil Proceedings: Part II Solicitors' Perspectives

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Self-Represented Litigants, Civil Justice, Hong Kong Solicitors, Survey


In October 2002, the authors published an article which discussed the challenges posed by self-representation for litigants and other stakeholders in the civil justice system, identified the gaps in knowledge about litigants in person and charted a course for further empirical research to fill those gaps. The purpose of this second article is to report on a survey of the Hong Kong solicitors' profession that the authors carried out in the spring of 2003. The survey was designed to gather information on the issues raised by self-representation from the perspective of solicitors for represented parties.