Costs protection under s17 The Legal Aid Act 1988

costs protection

During any time when a litigant acted in person they were not a legally assisted party within the meaning of the Legal Aid Act 1988 s.17. That extended to any period after their solicitors had ceased to act for them and had communicated that to the opponent’s solicitors, even if a period of time then elapsed before they took any active steps as a litigant in person.

LEILA MOHAMMADI v (1) SHELLPOINT TRUSTEES LTD (2) ANSTON INVESTMENTS LTD [2009] EWHC 1098 (Ch)