Monday, July 23, 2012

What are McKenzie Friends?

A little known part of the litigation process is the role of people who are called McKenzie Friends. They assist litigants-in-person and their role derives originally from the case of McKenzie v McKenzie [1971] P33. An introduction to the topic can be found on wikipedia. Beyond that, The Law Society mentions them in their Practice Notes on Litigants-in-Person and in October 2008 the President of the Family Division gave specific guidance on McKenzie Friends.

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