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McKenzie friend

a person authorized by the court as a matter of indulgence, to speak for a litigant with no lawyer.
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The MP also highlighted the case of a woman from Acock's Green who cannot be named, who fought attempts to take her baby away from her with support from an advisor known as a Mackenzie Friend, funded by Mr Hemming.
I am Mackenzie friend (a lay person whom a prisoner can appoint to help them with legal matters - the name comes from a 1970 case) for Michael O'Brien, now onCwing, no 114.
He had acted for them in court as an 'adviser' and a Mackenzie Friend - a lay person allowed to help a member of the public conduct a case before a judge.
I am part of a group called The Mackenzie Friends, which helps people prepare their means statements when they are in debt, so that the magistrate makes the right decision about the size of their fine.

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