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Why you should never represent yourself in court....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingJohn1979
    It is universally accepted among the legal profession throughout the world that nobody should every represent themselves in court. There are many famous cases where people have tried this, thinking they are cleverer than a lawyer and it has backfired significantly.
    This may be true, but it does not make it right. That the law should be so hard to get "right" , when often the events under dispute are not that complicated, is unfortunate, imho.
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    "submitted that the judge was not independent or impartial"

    Absolutely Brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingJohn1979
    It is universally accepted among the legal profession throughout the world that nobody should every represent themselves in court. There are many famous cases where people have tried this, thinking they are cleverer than a lawyer and it has backfired significantly.
    Whilst I'd agree with the sentiment in general, you don't see the blindingly obvious self service incentive in this statement?

    This is like saying that it's universally accepted among real estate agents that all housing sales should go through real estate agents.
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    Being stubborn as she is costs her quite a bit on these last 2 cases:

    https://legalref.judiciary.hk/lrs/co...480&currpage=T


    https://legalref.judiciary.hk/lrs/co...481&currpage=T


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    Total $690K HKD for those who don't want to click and read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007
    Thanks, great explanation and as per my initial post, she going to end up with a massive Bill (too add, because of her hurt feelings) LOL

    Might judgement proof apply here?

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    And if you represent yourself, dont' ask your daughter about...

    if you are a litigant in person, a good rule of thumb is that it’s very rarely a good idea to cross-examine your daughter about sexually transmitted diseases that you may have contracted during your adulterous affairs.
    Entertaining reading on:

    Lessons from the Ipswich Family Court: 7 mistakes that litigants in person often make - BarristerBlogger
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tbL9424rHc


    (Disclaimer: US.-centric but relevant regardless.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri
    And if you represent yourself, dont' ask your daughter about...



    Entertaining reading on:

    Lessons from the Ipswich Family Court: 7 mistakes that litigants in person often make - BarristerBlogger
    That's worth the read. Hilarious.

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