Are you representing yourself in court? There are lots of reasons why you might:
Perhaps you're going through a divorce or applying for residency (custody) of a child. Or maybe you are a grandparent wanting to see your grandchild.
If so, we can help!
Going to court can be a daunting experience for anybody, but particularly when you have no solicitor to guide you. Learning about the applications, court orders, procedures, professionals and paperwork can be overwhelming. Your case is too important to leave to chance.
A 'McKenzie Friend' is someone who knows about the court system who can guide you through the process and offer you support along the way.
Instructing a McKenzie friend can really help you early in the process, not only to present your case in the best possible light but also to help you understand any potential 'pitfalls' that may lay ahead.
We specialise in:
There are a number of people who can be a McKenzie Friend. It is essential that you choose the correct person for you. This is not only someone with a good knowledge of the legal system but also someone who has specific knowledge of your particular case.
We have a huge amount of experience in working within the court system as social workers and children's guardians. Our workers have dealt with all forms of application and have in depth knowledge of specific areas such as fabricated illness, drug abuse, honour crimes, disabilities and child protection.
We will ensure you have the support you need in your application.
All our McKenzie friends are HSPC registered social workers who have a background in child protection and court work.
Our aim is to help you get the best outcome for you, and for the child.
Our standard hourly rate is £45 per hour with a travelling rate of £25 per hour and a mileage rate of 0.45 pence per mile. Please contact us for a more detailed quotation.
We are far more cost effective than a solicitor.
If you still have questions about the children's court, please see our eBook 'The Essential Guide to the Children's Court System' on our Publications page.