“ Thank you so very much, you provided me with a great start in my fight for my littlens.
I cannot thank you enough! They are so much happier now they have almost equal shared
care from both me and their mother.”
"Mr Barry was granted right of audience, and represented the appellant extremely
well. He was articulate and well-prepared. I am grateful for him keeping the strong
feelings out of the case."
Andrew, a client
“ John, i cannot thank you enough for the work you have done for me and your enthusiasm
and beliefs for the work you do is probably the only thing that made me carry on
We are founder members of the Society of Professional McKenzie Friends Ltd. The Society
is a self-regulating Trade Association.
On this link you can see the standards of conduct to which we are held to account
by the Society.
We are friends who have each had to fight in Family Courts to remain involved in
the lives of our children. From the experience we gained we formed this Community
Interest Company to help others who are facing the same challenges.
We are not solicitors. We are lay people who have acquired a good knowledge of this
area of law, and have first-hand experience of how the court process works in practice.
We are not in this for the money, but to help people who find themselves in a terrifying
and distressing situation, often with no fault on their part.
In most cases, engaging a solicitor to apply for a residence or contact order for
your children is an unnecessary expense at a time when you can least afford it. Acting
in person (i.e. without a solicitor) can save you money and give you direct control
over how your case is handled and presented.
We do not usually represent you in court, but instead we help you to represent yourself.
This can be daunting even for someone who has done it before. Having someone at your
side who can calmly advise and keep you on track can help you achieve your aims.
Please select from the menu above to read more about who we are, the role of a McKenzie
Friend and other useful information.