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Does anyone know if a person has the right  to use a lay representative in the family division of the county court?

 

the wording of the Lay representatives(right of audience) order 1999 refers to a county court and stage 1 or tier 1 proceedings and Scots law have a form to fill out for such representation but it isnt clear whether the english system has such a clearly defined right of audience.

 

The MoJ mentions it in some discussion papers as though it is hard and fast but in other documents it is McKenzie Friends who are written about as if they are the only people allowed other than sols/barristers.

 

reason why lay rep needed is they can speak and the other side cant object

where with McKenzie friend they cant speak on behalf of claimant/respondent and the other party can object to that person being present

- which will happen in this particular case.

 

Ultimately it may well be a discretionary power of the judge but dont want to start off with a bad step.

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