I recognise these adages: "a pro se defense is usually a bad defense." and "A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client".

However, some pro se defenses have succeeded, such as the following. So when ought one to flout this adage?

1. UKSC Justice Lord Sumption (Caveat: He is a barrister)

2. Some other notable victories here

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