I am due in court;
do I need a legal representative?

 

You have the right to speak for yourself in court without a legal representative. There is a guide available that may assist you at The Bar Council's website called A Guide To Representing Yourself In Court

If you are representing yourself because you can't afford to pay for a legal professional, check if you can get legal aid to help pay your legal costs.

Please remember that it is the courts duty to ensure that you are given a fair hearing and we can assist you with advice regarding court procedure. The court cannot provide you with any legal advice. If you are unsure about the merits of your case or what plea you should enter in a criminal matter, you may wish to speak to a lawyer before coming to court.

A list of local and overseas lawyers who are willing to undertake work on the Falkland Islands can be found here.