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Have you ever used a McKenzie friend?

Clive Coleman
Image caption The BBC's Legal Affairs Correspondent Clive Coleman would like to hear your views.

Have you ever used a McKenzie friend to provide assistance and support to you in court?

McKenzie friends are individuals without legal training who can offer moral support and lay advice to litigants either on a free or fee-paying basis.

The Legal Services Consumer Panel has issued a report calling for a code of practice for McKenzie friends. It says it would create common working standards at a time when their numbers are rising as more people, no longer eligible for legal aid funding, rely on their help.

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