Advice for Litigants in Person

This page aims to gather all relevant information about court rules and procedure to assist those who wish to engage in court proceedings without legal representation.

Our Personal Litigants Guide found here should be your first port of call. It provides information on court rules and procedure as well as a helpful glossary of legal terms. 

NICTS staff are ready to help you in whatever way they can, however please understand that resources and the time available to staff are limited. A list of what NICTS staff can and cannot do can be found here


For information on bankruptcy proceedings can be found using the link below:


Family Court Forms 

All forms used in our Family Courts can be found using the link below:

Family forms:


    For specific legislation or practice directions issued by the Judiciary NI you can use the below links:


    Here you will find information to some of the key information sources & forms needed during the preparation of documents for probate business in Northern Ireland. Use this link to view all available information. 


    For a list of court fees you can use the link below: 

    Other Contacts

    The Insolvency Service of Northern Ireland is responsible for the administration and investigation of bankruptcy and companies in liquidation, disqualification of directors, regulating the insolvency profession as well as NI-specific legislation and policy.

    You can find out more about their services here.



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