Self help and legal capability

A person’s ability to deal with law-related problems varies greatly, depending on their own capability and the complexity of the problem.

Some people can deal with straightforward problems themselves, particularly in the early stages, if they are given guidance and support.

Crucially, people need to be able to recognise when they are out of their depth and when to get expert help. Unfortunately, others find that they can’t afford to get help and representation and so have to deal with things themselves.

PLE can help support people in these situations by offering and encouraging knowledge gathering and sharing, and building their skills and confidence so they can manage a situation more effectively.

Published: 19 April 2013

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