Category Archives: Acting as McKenzie Friend

From #AusterityJustice to Access to #ProsperityJustice? #HLEThinkTank @MoJGovUK @JoshuaRozenbergQC

The future of Legal Aid and Litigants in Person: can we Safeguard Access to Justice? was an excellent event chaired by Joshua Rozenberg and organised by the Halsbury Law Exchange last night 22.09.2016. One of the four panellists was Steve Hynes, … Continue reading

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@educationgov #Children and #SocialWork Bill @UKHouseofLords: paving the way for predators?

Lord WARNER, as a former Director of Social Services, feels strongly about the need for protecting children in care from predatory adults. If you click on the image, you get to Parliament Live. The next reading will be on Wednesday … Continue reading

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@coe Beyond #Brexit: monitoring the implementation of #EU Resolution 2016/2575(RSP) to Safeguard the Best Interests of Children across the @EU

Sehr geehrter Herr Präsident, dear Political Group Leaders, In the wake of the UK Referendum and its repercussions, this is to request you to take into account the implementation of EU Resolution 2016/2575(RSP) on Safeguarding the Best Interests of the … Continue reading

Posted in Acting as McKenzie Friend, EU Commission, EU Parliament, Forced Adoption, HM Government, Petitions Committee, Public Interest Advocacy, Stolen Children of the UK | 5 Comments

@coe @MoJGovUK STOP the FORCED REMOVAL of CHILDREN from their PARENTS: Rising Trends in Care Statistics in UK, Germany and Sweden

This is the Executive Summary of a report I’ve called a ‘petition’. For I sent the 11-page text to the Petitions Secretariat and MEPs in Brussels. I also submitted it to my constituency MP Tulip Siddiq – for her to put … Continue reading

Posted in Acting as McKenzie Friend, EU Parliament, HM Government, Parliament, Parliamentary Petition, Petitions Committee, Public Interest Advocacy, Stolen Children of the UK | 3 Comments

@MoJ Who’s Afraid of #McKenzieFriends? Why? NO BAN on paid McKenzie Friends! #McKenzieAngels FLY!

The Lord Chief Justice‘s Consultation on Reforming the Courts’ Approach to McKenzie Friends came out on the day we won our ‘costs case‘: after we’ve been helping Melissa Laird in all sorts of roles in HMP Holloway, the Treasury Solicitor‘s Office … Continue reading

Posted in Acting as McKenzie Friend, Admin Court, Court of Appeal, HM Government, Master of the Rolls Office, Public Interest Advocacy, Right of Audience, Royal Courts of Justice, Secrecy Family Courts, The Judiciary, The Lord Chief Justice, Treasury Solicitor's Office | 2 Comments

@MoJ Eradicating the needs for #McKenzieFriends? Our response to the Lord Chief Justice’s consultation

Reforming the courts’ approach to McKenzie Friends This response to the consultation goes beyond the scope of questions posed, as this is written on behalf of an unestimable number of Courts’ Victims and McKenzie Friends with a variety of experiences … Continue reading

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#McKenzieFriends under the Looking Glass of supporting whom: the Court or Litigants in Person?

Submission from Deborah Mahmoudieh as a member of the Association of McKenzie Friends and McKenzie Angels in relation to present proposals for government reforms on the presence and practice of McKenzie Friends in UK courts and society: Terminology: Should the … Continue reading

Posted in Acting as McKenzie Friend, General, Master of the Rolls Office, Public Interest Advocacy, Strengthening the Association, The Judiciary, The Lord Chief Justice | 4 Comments

@MoJGovUK Reforming the Courts’ Approach to #McKenzieFriends – first two submissions

It is an interesting sign of our times: The Lord Chief Justice’s consultation on Reforming the Courts’ Approach to McKenzie Friends. Before we submit our text in the name of the Association of McKenzie Friends to mckenzie.friends@judiciary.gsi.gov.uk, here is: Natasha … Continue reading

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@EU #EU Safeguarding Children’s Right across Europe: from Petitioning EU Parliament to Voting on a Resolution

I guess it can be called citizen’s democracy in action. Here’s the chronological development: PETITIONING UK  Our petition to the UK Parliament regarding Children Placed in Foster Care, put forward by former MP John Hemming yielded no response. Instead, I … Continue reading

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@BarnetCouncil No Costs to pay in the case of Melissa Laird! #McKenzieFriends

NO COSTS TO PAY in what began as the Melissa Laird case, when we tried to prevent her from being deported – without her son – and without an oral hearing that had been scheduled…!!! Just the barrister who’ll send … Continue reading

Posted in Acting as McKenzie Friend, Barnet Council, Forced Adoption, HM Government, Judicial Review, Prison Visits, Public Interest Advocacy, Secrecy Family Courts, Social Services, Stolen Children of the UK, Treasury Solicitor's Office | 16 Comments