“…University will be moving all of its learning and teaching online…” are likely to be 11 words that the majority of students were dreading to hear in November last year. Personally, when this announcement was first made, I was very anxious, I kept asking myself: What does this mean for my course? Will I be able to stay motivated and continue to engage with my studies? Will this impact my grades in any way? How long will this go on for?
The rise in court fees, the reduction in court centres and judicial and administrative personnel, together with drastic cuts in civil and private family legal aid, brought about by the UK’s Conservative-led coalition government’s austerity measures introduced ten years ago, have contributed to the growing number of litigants in person (LiPs).