Category Archives: Judicial Review

@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

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Audio file, photos and follow-up: BEST INTERESTS of #Children. Have they been well Served in #Europe? Round Table in #EUParliament – June 2nd

This event is a critical new beginning: a young Czech MEP takes the lead, after Latvian Tatjana Zdanoka MEP got us where we are in the EU Parliament. Latvian Laila Brice who has been fighting Merton Council for her daughter … Continue reading

Posted in Acting as McKenzie Friend, EU Parliament, Forced Adoption, HM Government, Judicial Review, Local Councils, Petition, Public Interest Advocacy, Stolen Children of the UK | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

#UK_Infringement of #EU_Directive on #ChildSexualAbuse #CSA and sexual exploitation of children & child pornography

Here’s EU Directive 2011/92 on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography. And here’s the Infringement Notice issued to the UK in January 2014. The question is: who is going to do what about it, especially given … Continue reading

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McKENZIE FRIENDS challenged in Court or the Forensics of a Legal Farce

Belinda McKenzie says she’s willing to go to prison to set a sign for the inappropriateness of us being financially penalised for doing pro bono work. I am beginning to be amused when I read another McKenzie Friend writing about … Continue reading

Posted in Acting as McKenzie Friend, Admin Court, Barnet Council, Court Documents, Forced Adoption, Judicial Review, Public Interest Advocacy, Right of Audience, Royal Courts of Justice, Stolen Children of the UK, Treasury Solicitor's Office | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

GUIDANCE NOTES for writing Position Statements as a way of ‘Taking Stock’

It is difficult to get enough distance from one’s case to write a chronology of events an A4 summary lists of official documents and their relevance an index for a bundle of court documents a press release. That’s why McKenzie … Continue reading

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WHEN ASSISTING IMPRISONED and WRONGED PARENTS becomes a Financially Risky Business

Mark Twain said “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.” The possibility of having to pay ‘costs’ incurred by a private barrister employed by the Treasury Solicitor’s Office had NOT … Continue reading

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McKENZIE FRIENDS under the looking glass: a report from the Legal Consumer Services Panel

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‘ … Continue reading

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#melissalaird in Court 18 @ the RCJ – on behalf of US mother deported whilst her only child is kept for adoption

The Queen on the application of Melissa Laird v. Secretary of State for the Home Department CO 9385/2013 Application for Judicial Review of Melissa’s deportation to the USA September Before Anthony Elleray QC sitting as a deputy judge of the … Continue reading

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CHILDREN BACK for Christmas! – No More Intimidations! – #childrenback4Xmas

Gagging orders are based on the threat of imprisonment. They are part of what’s unique in the UK and The untold story of gagging orders was published by The Independent in May 2011. I have visited enough victims in enough … Continue reading

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SAVE UK JUSTICE: e-petition has passed threshold for Parliamentary Debate

This e-petition Save UK Justice has passed the threshold of 100,000 signatures that are required for being considered for Parliamentary Debate. I am too busy with an urgent Judicial Review for looking into the Backbench Committee but John Hemming MP whom … Continue reading

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