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Researching Reform: Lawyers muscling in to the McKenzie sector?

Date:17 NOV 2014
It was bound to happen eventually given the huge shift in demand for conventional legal services (people just can’t afford them) but it now looks as if lawyers masquerading as McKenzies are trying to have a piece of what they feel is a profitable pie.

An organisation called The McKenzie Friends’ Trade Association has just sprung up which promises to offer a wealth of McKenzies who all meet a set of Service Standards written up by the organisation and in conjunction with the current guidance issued by The President of the Family Division and The Master of the Rolls. But scroll down the list and open up the resumes of each on their own dedicated website and what you find are a group of people who are predominantly solicitors. Their requirements for joining too are interesting. Currently the Association requires all its members to have Professional Indemnity Insurance and...

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