McKenzie Friend

Laurence Kingsley can be your McKenzie Friend

Everyone is entitled as of right to have his own personal legal adviser present and with him in court. This was declared to be the law by the Court of Appeal as long ago as 12th June 1970 in the case of McKenzie v McKenzie.

This of course means that you can be advised on the rules of procedure, how to present your case with any necessary opening speech, what questions to ask in cross-examination, how to sum up, which submissions in law to make and on the contents of your final speech to the Judge.

So the only difference from being represented will be that it will be your own voice not some lawyer’s.

See also Litigants in Person and Legal Aid.