7th March - Law News

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FOCUS OF THE DAY: Lawyers have welcomed proposals to ban McKenzie Friends from charging fees for their services. The Judicial Executive Board (JEB) has proposed substantial reform for McKenzie Friends, non-lawyers who offer assistance or appear as advocates on behalf of litigants in person. The number of both litigants in person and McKenzie Friends has risen sharply in number in recent years, partly due to cutbacks in legal aid. Full story - New Law Journal

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