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Litigants in person, adjournments and Article 6

In what appears to be a decision which may add to the recently burgeoning corpus of jurisprudence surrounding the treatment of litigants in person,* the High Court has afforded lenience to an unrepresented party who sought a second adjournment of a trial.   Tan & Anor v Law & Anor (2013) High Court, QBD (unreported, 24/6/13) is a debt claim. The Defendants’ previous contention... [More]

Transsexual seeking NHS breast augmentation loses appeal

In R (on the application of AC) v Berkshire West PCT [2011] EWCA Civ 247 the Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a male to female transsexual who was seeking NHS funding for breast augmentation surgery.  In 1996 AC was diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder (GID).  The PCT provided AC with hormone replacement therapy and was prepared to fund genital reassignment surgery, which A... [More]