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