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Facebook - A Lawyer's Nightmare

There is no doubting that Facebook is the most widely used outlet of social media. However, from a solicitor’s perspective, the mere mention of it sends a shudder down the spine. Once a post is uploaded, there is no going back. Once seen, it cannot be unseen. The consequences of an ill-advised...

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Can I take a McKenzie Friend into Court with me?

Over the last few years, there has been much discussion about McKenzie friends in court.  They are becoming more visible on the fringes of the legal profession, and are increasingly used by members of the public. So what is a McKenzie friend? As succinctly as possible, this is usually a...

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Why McKenzie friends could be a good idea

They can be good, but they can also be very bad. (Definition of bad - someone who has had a bad experience in the courts and now has an ‘axe to grind.’ They are out there!) BUT.... not all McKenzie friends are bad. Some are actually qualified solicitors who, for various reasons, have chosen to...

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