When you have a case at the Commission, you can represent yourself. Lots of people do this. Use this website to help you prepare.
On this page:
Many people choose to represent themselves in a case at the Commission.
We aim to make it easy for you to represent yourself, whether you are making a claim or responding to someone else’s application.
Make sure you read the part of our website that is relevant to your case (see Common issues we may help with). This will help you understand:
- how to apply or respond to an application, or ask us for other help
- what forms to fill out
- what letters or emails you might have to send and who to
- what documents you need to prepare
- how your case might progress through the Commission
- what some possible outcomes for your case may be.
If your case goes to a conference or hearing, you should read How the Commission works. This shows you what happens from the time you receive a notice of listing to when your case is ‘heard’.
You should also understand What the Commission can and can’t do to help.
If you want a friend or family member to help
In most cases, you can ask a friend or family member to ‘act for’ you.
Find out what this means in Representatives and the rules they must follow.