Nicola Williams & Co published a thoughtful article on Flawbord earlier this week about the difficulties caused by and to litigants in person through their inability to secure legal advice and representation: Horrendous. Amongst other things the article looks at publicly available stats on the numbers of cases, noting along the way that those published stats don't "tell us ... how many of those were dealt with without a solicitor or other representative." No, they don't, but I know where you can get 'em, because I extracted them under the Freedom of Information Act and subsequently wrote a blog post about the resulting statistical tables.
And reading the post on Flawbord this week has prompted me to go back to HMCTS / the MOJ to call them out on their promise to publish updating stats on 12 Jan via another FOI request. Watch this space for news as to whether or not the numbers of LiPs rose between July 11 and Sep 11.
What do we think people? "Higher! Higher!" Brucey bonus if I'm right.