Law should help personal litigants

As a personal litigant who has been fighting a claim for the last two and a half years I take exception to the tone in the letter "Time to curb the personal litigant" (The Lawyer, 21 June).

As an "impecunious, inexperienced amateur", I have dealt with my claim from the start and been awarded judgment by the courts. I have tried to enforce the judgment by every means available, and have still not seen, or am likely to see, any of the money. What advantage would a solicitor have over me, when the judgment cannot be enforced by the legal system?

It is not the personal litigant that is the problem, it is the legal system.

Brian Rogers, management consultant, Cheshire