Whom do you trust: solicitors, barristers, judges or #McKenzieFriends? @MoJGovUK

16-12-10-mck-friendsShould McKenzie Friends be more questionable and less trustworthy than solicitors, barristers and judges?

Especially when they work pro bono as we do?

It’s all about money, isn’t it: for he who pays the piper plays the tune! Does the legal profession care whether money in circulation adheres to the Bank of England Act 1694? Do they understand what is dishonest with our money system? Would a book on Capitalism and Morality make a difference?

Legal professionals are paid by Legal Aid or from private wealth. Whether they do or don’t achieve ‘justice’ seems to be a question of which barrister is better at the ping pong that judges observe before them.

I’m told that judgments are written before hearings and that barristers and judges agree them between each other.

It’s a game of nit-picking, without any holistic or systemic approach. It’s an opportunity for abusing power and position. It’s an invitation to commit fraud and malfeasance in public office. 

In my own experience, I wish there was one solicitor who would take on all of my levels of harassment:

  • ‘criminal lines’ of arrests with treatments as ‘criminal suspect’ and prosecutions where the sentence can be ‘negotiated’;
  • ‘moral damages’ while I’m still due for a Return to Bail date in January;
  • ‘civil actions’ for an Application in the High Court never having been heard;
  • ‘civil actions’ to get my pension payments and housing benefits re-instated;
  • the ‘privilege’ of being on Police Bail, i.e. under house arrest since August 2015;
  • the difficulties in recuperating one’s property ‘seized legitimately’;
  • compensation for the serious damages to my health.

If everything was hunky dory in the State of Denmark, there wouldn’t be a need for McKenzie Friends, let alone a RISING need – due to

  • cuts in Legal Aid
  • and the rise in removing children!

This article by an ‘internationally recognised law firm based in central London’ in LEXOLOGY is a fairly neutral assessment of the role of McKenzie Friends.

But it does stress ‘confidentiality’ and does not convey at all what we have encountered:

  • the secrecy in family courts to supposedly protect the identity of children, but in reality cover-up crimes against them;
  • the lack of professionalism of Legal Aid solicitors who ‘take the money and run’;
  • the need for access to professionals by parents who are imprisoned after their children have been removed;
  • the consistently rising trend of removing children from their biological parents.

The MoJGovUK twitter account says: We work to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system.

My husband used to say that the Government always achieves the opposite of what it sets out to do. Go figure why!

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5 Responses to Whom do you trust: solicitors, barristers, judges or #McKenzieFriends? @MoJGovUK

  1. truthaholics says:

    Reblogged this on | truthaholics and commented:
    “In my own experience, I wish there was one solicitor who would take on all of my levels of harassment:

    ‘criminal lines’ of arrests with treatments as ‘criminal suspect’ and prosecutions where the sentence can be ‘negotiated’;
    ‘moral damages’ while I’m still due for a Return to Bail date in January;
    ‘civil actions’ for an Application in the High Court never having been heard;
    ‘civil actions’ to get my pension payments and housing benefits re-instated;
    the ‘privilege’ of being on Police Bail, i.e. under house arrest since August 2015;
    the difficulties in recuperating one’s property ‘seized legitimately’;
    compensation for the serious damages to my health.
    If everything was hunky dory in the State of Denmark, there wouldn’t be a need for McKenzie Friends, let alone a RISING need – due to

    cuts in Legal Aid
    and the rise in removing children!
    This article by an ‘internationally recognised law firm based in central London’ in LEXOLOGY is a fairly neutral assessment of the role of McKenzie Friends.

    But it does stress ‘confidentiality’ and does not convey at all what we have encountered:

    the secrecy in family courts to supposedly protect the identity of children, but in reality cover-up crimes against them;
    the lack of professionalism of Legal Aid solicitors who ‘take the money and run’;
    the need for access to professionals by parents who are imprisoned after their children have been removed;
    the consistently rising trend of removing children from their biological parents.
    The MoJGovUK twitter account says: We work to protect the public and reduce reoffending, and to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system.”

  2. The difficulty in influencing the people to change a system that victims of legal abuse and those closest to them, are already aware is corrupt and immoral. It is the proverbial “Blind Eye” and “Deaf Ear” because it’s not affecting me or mine, and the fear that if one does get involved it will entangle one more victim into the vortex with little or no realistic chance of change.

    History informs us that changes are forced through by the sacrifice of so many victims that the public became outraged, and left with little option other than to rebel and force changes. The victims of legal abuse weaken their influence by focusing on the particular injury that resulted from the injustice, instead of focusing on the corrupt “Authority” (meaning the right to exercise power given by the State to judges,) The “Authority” is inadequate (meaning not fit for the purpose).

    There are many highly qualified Individuals that have spoken out and written books that if given independant and careful consideration illustrate the faults in the system and offer alternative solutions. “Lawyers Can Seriously Damage Your Health” and “The Conveyancing Fraud” by Michael Joseph MA Solicitor of the Supreme Court (Deceased).(google the name to find history). The Solicitors that speak out strangely enough get listed as “vexatious litigants”. (In my view an entirely ridiculous law, as the law of contempt and abuse of process should be used instead. But are not, probably because these are criminal charges and would require a Judge & JURY instead of the opinion of a Judge in Civil Proceedings,)

    Truth facts and logic have far more authority than any individual. The Argument that the Law must provide the Right for Individuals to be represented by any person they trust (including McKenzie Friend) or if they prefer a Barrister or Solicitor is in my view a basic human right. Because an Individual (LIP) can represent him or her self, there can be no reasonable excuse why they should be prevented from appointing any other person from representing them in court.

    My Opinion on McKenzie Friends is that such would qualify as a person the LIP trusted. The s194 Legal Services Act 2007 and CPR 44.3c allow Pro Bono Costs where they would award normal costs.Full guidance http://www.ATJF.org.uk

    The victims of legal abuse should get organised as a single Organisation, structured not just to support individual injustices – but to campaign for changes to the Law that would put Justice into the control of the people rather than the existing Authority of Judges alone. That is the Judges should be accountable to a publicly elected tribunal.

    • The results of the consultation on McKenzie Friends are still outstanding.

      But let’s face it, the legal profession is there to protect the financial system.

      My FOI request for who’s paying for the Judiciary is still outstanding.

  3. Reblogged this on Musings of a Penpusher and commented:
    The truth is rarely palatable and this information is unlikely to act as a soporific to sooth any troubled minds, but it does contain facts delivered honestly and is recommended reading.

  4. As you say, ‘…he who pays the piper…’

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