“ 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.
Free Initial Consultation
Our initial consultation with you will always be free, usually this will be by telephone
or email but we are also happy to meet you where possible.
Contact application form offer
To complete an initial 14-page court application form for contact with your children,
after advising you on your strongest arguments to put in it, emailing that completed
application form to you with instructions for filing it at the relevant court, and
advising you on whether you might qualify for remission of the court fee, we charge
Our pricing model is straightforward.
For work we do ‘on location’ (in court, meetings with professionals or with you)
we charge £40 per hour. For work we can do on our own, at our base offices, we charge
£25 per hour.
In addition to these hourly rates, we charge travel and other expenses at cost plus
£10 per hour for travel time. (So if we travel for two hours and use a train costing
£11.50 we would charge you £20 + £11.50 = £31.50). If we travel by private car we
charge mileage at 20p per mile.
We think our charges are very reasonable when you consider a solicitor might typically
charge from £90 to £200 per hour with administrative rates typically being around
£50 per hour.
The small print
For long periods of waiting around in court we charge a very much reduced rate of
£10 per hour (as we do not believe you should have to pay full rates for us to sit
in a chair!).
All times are calculated rounded up to the nearest ten minutes (so if it takes us
85 minutes to prepare a letter you will be charged for 90 minutes).
We do not normally charge for trivial items, like a brief phone call to confirm arrangements
(“Just checking I’ll see you in court tomorrow at 11 am”, “Yes”). This is so you
can have the peace of mind without having to worry about running up charges.
How can you provide such good value?
We are private individuals who work from home so we do not have the expense and overheads
of maintaining offices, but mainly it is because we do this to help people and make
a contribution towards our living costs, rather than purely to make a profit.