The art of self-defence – The Guardian

Posted February 11th, 2008 in divorce, litigants in person, news by sally

“A lawyer who acts for himself has a fool for a client, according to the old saw. If you have no legal qualifications whatsoever, logic suggests that representing yourself in court is even more foolhardy – especially when tens of millions of pounds are at stake. Yet that is what Heather Mills will do today when she steps into the ring at the Royal Courts of Justice in London to confront Paul McCartney’s high-priced, expert legal team. Having parted company with her legal advisers, who hold her IOU for at least £1.5m in costs, she is resolved to fight her own corner from now on in the battle for a share of the ex-Beatle’s fortune.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2008