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While “deeply concerned” about the growth in fee-charging McKenzie Friends, the judiciary has failed to decide whether they should be banned – three years after consulting on doing just that.

The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett, and the Judicial Executive Board (JEB) kicked the issue over to the Ministry of Justice instead.

Their response to the consultation issued in February 2016 only supported a non-judicial body producing a plain language guide for McKenzie Friends and litigants-in-person (LiPs), and updating the current practice guidance on McKenzie Friends.

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