Some of the readership may have heard there was a move by the Civil Justice Council to rebrand LiP’s “Self Representing Litigants”.

This is now not going to happen. Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls has stated:

“The term ‘Litigant in Person’ (LiP) should continue to be the sole term used to describe individuals who exercise their right to conduct legal proceedings on their own behalf “

See the short practice guidance by following this link:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18097599/annex-a-practice-guidance_litigants-in-person-2.pdf

This sensible decision is welcome as it was important to clear this up before "J day" as it is widely expected that there will be many more LiPs as a result of the costs reforms.