What is a McKenzie Friend UK?
McKenzie Friends arose from the 1970 divorce case of McKenzie v McKenzie. In that case, the husband was representing himself and wanted the help of someone who was not legally qualified in the English Courts. His request was refused. McKenzie appealed the case. It was subsequently held that allowing moral Court support was equal to having a fair trial under the European Convention on Human Rights. Therefore, any such assistants/supporters are referred to as a 'McKenzie Friend'.
Through hands-on case experience and legal know-how, we can advise you on what to write in a legal document or conduct yourself with the other party. This kind of service increasingly mirrors that of a solicitor but at a more affordable rate. A McKenzie Friend can improve access to justice by providing valuable support for litigants in person. Attending Court can be a daunting experience, particularly for those who have not been before. So many litigants feel encouraged to have someone who has been in the situation before sit with them and reassure them.
A McKenzie Friend UK Specialist
Based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, CourtTogether is a McKenzie Friend UK Specialist with a proven track record of helping London and the Home Counties.
With the uptake of virtual court hearings brought on by Covid-19, we can help almost anyone, anywhere in the UK.
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A CourtTogether Mckenzie Friend is usually available until 8 pm, seven days a week.
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