HMCTS – Cardiff Civil Justice centre – advice to [represented] parties [but not LiPs?]

Currently waiting for a response from Her Majesty’s Courts and the Tribunals Service, they must respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Her Majesty’s Courts and the Tribunals Service,

Please provide the following information.

1. A copy of the policy or guidance of HMCTS officers giving advice to parties [here govt dept represented by locum solicitor not on record] on what to do in proceedings
• in this example case – advice given over telephone [to a locum solicitor] to make an application by letter and giving a prediction of judges decision [prospects of success?] on the application/letter to strike out on the courts own motion a litigant in persons application.

2. A copy of the policy or guidance on similarly giving [or not giving] advice to Litigants in person.
• In same case - LiP told HMCTS cannot give advice on CPR rules [here where court was seemingly dealing with case in county court but not High Court as should have been – hmcts’s not LiP’s error [subsequently blamed on computer glitch].

Please provide any information in electronic format.

Thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Gwynne Davies

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