Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 149 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2015] EWHC 1496 (Fam)
Court: Family Division

Sir James Munby P

Representation Samantha Broadfoot (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) as friend of the court nominated by HM Attorney-General.
  B appeared in person on 24-25 June 2014.
Judgment Dates: 22 May 2015


Family proceedings - Orders in family proceedings - Civil restraint order - Two family judges making orders against B as litigant and McKenzie Friend - B applying to set aside orders - Whether orders should be set aside or extended.

The Case

Family proceedings Orders in family proceedings. B was a pertinacious litigant. He was also the moving spirit behind two limited liability companies that provided legal advice and legal services. B was also a McKenzie friend. B applied to the court to set aside two orders made against him, one being a civil restraint order and the other prohibiting him from issuing, acting in or conducting any claim or any application or any appeal in any proceedings in any court; and from acting or holding himself out to act as a McKenzie friend in the present or any other proceedings in any court. The Family Division held that the first order would be set aside and the second order would be extended indefinitely.

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