Hello and thank you as always for asking for me.
If he doesn't turn up at a CMC then the Judge will either make an unless order, that is unless he turns up at the next hearing his case is struck out, or make directions without him
If he fails to turn up at trial the Judge will decide the case on your evidence.
If he is ill prepared then sadly you just have to muddle through
But if he breaches Court orders ie exchange of statements for not being prepared then he will have to apply to the Court for relief from sanctions
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
In the meantime, I communicate with him as if he knows what he is doing - even though he is not?
If he does not know the CPR then that is not your fault.
You may find this book useful which is what all civil lawyers use:
White Book 2015
Does that help?
i got access to practicallaw.com. That is pretty good too
Ok yes good.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
If not, could I ask you to rate as always and I am very grateful for all the questions