Appearance in court – the presence of a party in court, either personally or by a legal representative. A legal representative could either be a solicitor or a barrister (counsel). A person appearing in court representing themselves is said to be appearing as Plaintiff or as Defendant. If a person is being represented by a legal practitioner they are said to be appearing “for” or “on behalf of” the Plaintiff or Defendant.
The presence of a party in court, either personally or by a legal representative.