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Finding a Mckenzie friend?

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07 Jun 12 #335543 by ffc1991
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Iv''e decided that i''m going to self represent. I''m not eligible for legal aid but financially can''t afford to pay the solicitor fees due to large outgoings on several things which aren''t taken into account for legal aid. I''m quite apprehensive about self representing and heard about McKenzie friends.What do i do and where do i go to find 1?

Thanks in advance.

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07 Jun 12 #335562 by onamission
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Hi
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07 Jun 12 #335606 by Joe2020
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I wasted money on a McK friend but then again plenty of people waste money on bad solicitors.

Am considering using a different Mck for a final hearing .

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08 Jun 12 #335638 by dukey
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If the MF charges the cost of travel maybe loss of income I can understand that, over and above well I would be very careful given many are not legally qualified insured and are very limited in what help they can offer, be very careful those who claim they can do a job as well as those who are actually qualified they for the most part cannot.

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08 Jun 12 #335639 by ffc1991
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Cheers Guys

I''m just a little concerned and apprehensive about self repping that''s all. I''m not the most literate person and i presume i''m going to have to write up a lot of my own stuff. Iv''e read through a lot of books and will continue to do so. What kind of help could i seek to have help with these like this?

My recent solicitor has also just received a letter form my EX Sol today the 1st correspondence we would have actually recieved so maybe i''ll get more of a feeling of how the case is going to go via this letter. Hopefully sheel give a reason for the cancelled contact as I''m yet to receive 1.

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09 Jun 12 #335878 by Joe2020
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dukey wrote:

be very careful those who claim they can do a job as well as those who are actually qualified they for the most part cannot.


What do you mean by that?
By qualified do you mean a Sol as theres no such thing as a qualified McKensie?


Personally I spoke to a Mc yesterday.He''s done hundreds of cases and has attended hundreds of court cases.He''s also like many McS gone through the court process for his own children.

Where someone like him lacks in qualifications I believe for every one child contact case a Sol deals with,he''ll prob deal with 10. So do you go for experience or qualifications? Would an employer be best to take on the student with a business degree or the guy whos run his own business since he was 18?

Its a minefield.

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09 Jun 12 #335880 by Joe2020
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ffc1991 wrote:

Iv''e read through a lot of books and will continue to do so.


Can you or anyone else recommend some good books to read mainly how to approach a final hearing?

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