Tag Archives: Friends

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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FROM BRUSSELS Pilgrimage to McKenzie Crusade: in defence of justice for future generations

The first McKenzie Friend was created out of the need for legal help due to the lack of money to pay professionals in 1970. In 2009 I began acting as McKenzie Friend and web publisher for Maurice J Kirk BVSc. Since 14 October 2013, … 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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LEARNING by DOING: how to assist Litigants in Person as McKenzie Friend – a lesson for us and the Courts

This is the Practice Guidance that shows that I should NOT have been kicked out of Lincoln County Court yesterday. Our introduction letters got us in as McKenzie Friends, but we didn’t get ‘right of audience’. As ‘web publisher’, I … 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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