It is not easy to represent your own rights and interests in court. You will be on unfamiliar ground, where the other actors will speak a language unknown to you, and where you will not be aware of the rules that apply. These rules are sometimes set down in writing, and sometimes not. They are learnt through years of study and experience. And yet, no process, no proceeding, is the same. This is why no-one can guarantee the outcome of a case.
THIS GUIDE DOES NOT ADVOCATE SELF-REPRESENTATION. Its objective is to FAMILIARISE LAY PEOPLE WITH THE JUDICIAL PROCESS TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE.
It provides answers to questions that you may ask yourself before going to court that cannot be found in laws.
Finally, we hope that reading this Guide will allow you to view the judicial process more realistically and so decide whether to litigate at all or find enough sound arguments for you and the opposing party to resolve your dispute amicably