McKenzie friend


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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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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And he praised the work of Conservative law blogger Sam Smith, who acted as a "McKenzie Friend" - court supporter and adviser - during the case.
Of Sam Smith, he added: "He was my McKenzie Friend in the case and it is because of his hard work that I won a case against two top firms of solicitors."
Parents in family court cases pay PS300 for his support as a McKenzie Friend - an aide who does not need formal legal qualifications.
Bryson is acting as a "McKenzie friend", and while not legally trained or qualified, he is permitted to assist Dowson during the case.
A LIP can take into court a McKenzie friend to support the LIP.
He represents himself assisted by legal adviser Gary Willetts, acting as a McKenzie Friend - a lay or professional helper.
rumbled series of legal It was after this that Evans was exposed but he was allowed to stay in court to represent Moss as a "McKenzie friend" - somebody who can assist a defendant in representing themselves in court.
Dads can be accompanied in court by a 'McKenzie Friend' - a person who helps them throughout their case, offering moral support.
It was after this that Evans was exposed but he was allowed to stay in court to represent Moss as a "McKenzie friend" - someone who can assist a defendant in representing themselves in court.
Mr Stafford, 75, is acting as a "McKenzie friend" for Mr Mear in the dispute.
The 59-year-old, whose seven-year demonstration in Parliament Square has become something of a tourist attraction, earlier appeared at London's Southwark Crown Court as a McKenzie Friend or adviser for fellow protester Barbara Tucker.
The 59-year-old, whose seven-year demonstration in Parliament Square has become a tourist attraction, appeared at London's Southwark Crown Court as a McKenzie Friend or adviser for fellow protester Barbara Tucker.