BELINDA WILLING TAE GO TAE NICK

McKENZIE FRIENDS challenged or the Forensics of a Legal Farce

by Sabine Kurjo McNeill

Belinda McKenzie says she’s willing to go to prison to set a sign for the inappropriateness of us being financially penalised for doing pro bono work.
I am beginning to be amused when I read another McKenzie Friend writing about a farce by pink elephants! But when I emailed the Admin Court this morning, I was full of the ‘wrath of god’. It’s just too ridiculous to be taken seriously:
Dear Mr Chowdhury et al,
I have just received two letters dated 22 and 23 May respectively and I have two others of 19 May and 23 May. Altogether, they regard  three hearings:
  • on 23/05/2014 for 0 minutes       [the letter announcing this is dated 22 May!]
  • on 04/06/2014 for 45 minutes
  • on 25/06/2014 for 30 minutes.
As I am in temporary accommodation while health and safety works are being carried out in my flat, the redirection delays my mail. Despite that, I find it impossible to make sense of this way of wasting the court’s time.
Or is this a new method for the courts to make money out of McKenzie Friends – against the spirit of the report by the Legal Services Consumer Panel? Read more of this post

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