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President’s Guidance: McKenzie Friends

14th April 2008

In the light of the growth of litigants in person in all levels of family court, the President issues this guidance, which supersedes that of 13th May 2005. [2005] Fam Law 405, and is to be regarded as a reminder that the attendance of a McKenzie friend will often be of advantage to the court in ensuring the litigant in person receives a fair hearing.

What a McKenzie Friend May Do

What a McKenzie Friend May Not Do

Rights of Audience

Personal Support Unit & Citizens' Advice Bureau