“ 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.
Help at Court
Representing yourself in Family Proceedings is not as difficult as it might appear
at first. If you earn too much to qualify for Legal Aid, but not enough to afford
the fees of solicitors and barristers, then representing yourself in court, with
our help as your McKenzie Friend, can be a viable alternative.
For many people we help, the motivation is not mainly financial, but a desire to
be in complete control of their case.
We help you to prepare your case, most of which can be done by email and phone and
we will do as much or as little as you need us to. Once you have told us about your
case, we can advise on:
Communications with the other parent and/or their solicitor.
Which are your strongest arguments and how best to present them in court
Paperwork you will need to produce for hearings
If there are any case precedents which will help you case, we will tell you and provide
We can prepare court application forms and email them to you, to take along to the
We can coach you on how to conduct yourself in court
We can attend court with you, and sit alongside you quietly offering advice and support
during the hearing.
Rest assured that if we think you need to employ solicitors and barristers then we
will recommend you take that route instead of using our help. This may be appropriate
depending on the circumstances of your case.