How to find information about representing yourself in court

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When looking for legal information online, it's important to choose carefully what you use. Some online resources are accurate and reliable, while others may be inaccurate and misleading.

We do the searching for you

If you want to know more about going to court or tribunal, don't wade through endless internet pages. Our Top Picks Service provides handpicked links to the best information available on the web. Just type a word or phrase into the Advicenow search box and we'll present you with a choice of hand-selected, quality-checked results. You can find the search box by clicking on 'Search' at the top of this page.

Alternatively click on each link below to have a look at the selection of top picks we've put together to help you if you are representing yourself in court:

  • Access to justice - how you can take legal action, and what help you can get, for example with the cost.
  • Courts and tribunals - background information on the different courts and tribunals including the Magistrates Court, County Courts, Family Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and the UK Supreme Court.
  • Dispute resolution and arbitration - information about ways you can solve disputes without going to court. Includes mediation.
  • Legal aid and advice - information about the help you can get with legal costs.
  • Legal procedure - information about all aspects of taking a case to court.
  • Lawyers - information about the various types of lawyers in England and Wales. Includes barristers and solicitors.
  • Small claims procedure - how the small claims procedure works and how you can take action for money that you are owed or compensation.

You may also find information to help you on our Going to Court page. 

June 2015

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