I am one of the defendants in a case and I applied for copies of the case papers without going through my lawyer (based on a senior lawyer's advice). I received a response from court which does not have any seal or document number and that letter states that I need to apply only through my lawyer.
(Q.1.) My understanding is that as a Party I can seek copies without needing to go through my lawyer. Is this correct?
(Q.2.) What are the applicable rules for this situation?
It is better to approach your lawyer for obtaining certified copies from court.
You can also entitled to file copy application for obtaining certified copies from court as party in person, but the copy application filed by the party in person should be identified by any of the advocate, otherwise it is not valid application