Litigants in Person in Civil Proceedings: Part 1

Hong Kong Law Journal, Vol. 32, No.1, p. 313, 2002

Posted: 28 Aug 2006

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Camille Cameron

University of Melbourne - Law School

Elsa Kelly

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract

While litigants in person are increasingly common in civil proceedings in Hong Kong and in other common law jurisdictions, we know very little about them. Most of the available information is anecdotal and does not answer key questions about the reasons why litigants represent themselves and the connections between self-representation, merits and outcomes. This first of two articles discusses the challenges posed by self-representation for litigants and other stakeholders, identifies the gaps in our knowledge about litigants in person and charts a course for further empirical research to fill those gaps.

Suggested Citation

Cameron, Camille and Kelly, Elsa, Litigants in Person in Civil Proceedings: Part 1. Hong Kong Law Journal, Vol. 32, No.1, p. 313, 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=926681

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