I was wondering if I could get advice. Not sure if this is the right forum. My friend’s dog has bitten a delivery driver and she’s getting sued in a personal injury claim. She has no pet or home insurance. Solicitors want to take thousands just to defend the case. She’s admitting full liability. The payout she’ll need to pay will run into thousands. The company representing the claimant is assuming she has insurance. She hasn’t responded to them yet. My question is: is it wise to represent herself in this situation to avoid high solicitor costs. She’s prepared to pay a sum in compensation. Should she just contact the company direct and admit liability and negotiate a sum herself? Or does she need solicitors? It’s a pretty clear cut case that she isn’t disputing. She just wants to get it sorted.