IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C2.5, Convention Centre, Level 2

Session information

Unrepresented litigants: the cost to clients and country

Thursday 12 October (0930 - 1230)

Room C2.5, Convention Centre, Level 2


Judges' Forum (Lead)
Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee
Family Law Committee
Litigation Committee


The burden of self-representation extends well beyond the stress to the litigant going it alone. This type of litigation tests the capacity of the courts to cope and creates expensive, unnecessarily lengthy hearings for the represented opponent. How this phenomenon can be addressed and curbed will be explored.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Hon Martin Daubney AM KC Martin Daubney AM KC, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Chair, Judges' Forum


Clément Dupoirier Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Paris, France; Newsletter Editor, Litigation Committee
Mbulelo Stanford Jolwana The Cape Law Society, Cape Town, South Africa; President / Chairperson, Member Organisations
Elisabeth Loukas Law Office of Elisabeth H Loukas, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA; Secretary, Family Law Committee
Hon Justice Debra Mullins AO Supreme Court of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Peter Quinlan SC Government of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Mark Woods Law Council of Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Co-Chair, Access to Justice and Legal Aid Committee