‘The term “McKenzie friend” is not appropriate in the criminal division of the Court of Appeal, the vice-president of the court has said in a ruling detailing the problems that the increasing number of “unqualified third parties” is causing.’
Legal Futures, 26th May 2017
Regina v Fortean
Court of Appeal
“Where an application for leave to appeal against conviction or sentence was wholly without merit, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, would exercise its power to order that part of the time spent in custody pending appeal should not count towards sentence so that applications by those who had some proper basis for making them were dealt with fully and promptly.”
The Times, 4th March 2009
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