This report covers four types of McKenzie Friends:
- one off helpers
- occasional and regular volunteers
- fee-charging ‘amateurs’
- fee-charging ‘professionals’
Struck off lawyers may also turn into McKenzie Friends.
The report aims at balancing between ‘access to justice‘ and ‘consumer protection‘ and makes 15 recommendations:
Recommendation 1: Fee-charging McKenzie Friends should be recognised as a legitimate feature of the evolving legal services market.
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