Litigant in Person LiP

 

In England and Wales, a litigant in person [Lip] is a term which describes an individual, company or organisation that has right of audience when addressing the courts and is not represented by an officer of the court, solicitor or barrister. An LiP can instruct a barrister and/or a solicitor if and when they chose to do so. In respect to a barrister, they can do so by way of the Public Access Scheme if the barrister is able to take the case.