Rules unveiled yesterday for the conduct of court cases relating to discrimination allow trade unionists, relatives and other people without legal qualifications to represent a plaintiff in the District Court. The District Court Equal Opportunities Rules gazetted yesterday only govern cases lodged under the Sex and Disability Discrimination ordinances. The Judiciary suggested the liberalisation was 'in line with the spirit of providing an accessible channel of redress in sex and disability discrimination cases'. Mary Yuen Mei-yi, a member of the Human Rights Commission, said: 'I think this could be good. 'Many people cannot afford to employ a professional lawyer.' An Equal Opportunities Register, separate from the register of other cases, will be set up to ensure cases are not delayed. The two ordinances have been passed by Legco but have yet to take effect.