Assessment and Advice Session

Calling Family Law Decisions was the best decision I ever made. I was in my third year of court cases and had used barristers for previous court appearances but was given poor advice and always felt disappointed, questioning which "side" they were working for. Two days before I was due in court (again), I rang Jeff Botterill and immediately, after having chatted at length about my court history, I felt a huge sense of relief knowing that I could now put my future legal battles in the capable hands of Jeff and his colleague Colin Brealey.

I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff and Colin, both highly knowledgeable and professional, they helped me remain calm under extremely difficult circumstances, without them supporting me in the background with all the court statements and by my side in court, I would have fallen apart. Their ongoing support has been overwhelming and this type of first class service is something you do not get using a firm of solicitors. I feel indebted to you both, thank you.

My advice to anybody looking at this website, pick up the phone, it will be your best decision that you have ever made too.
– Ms H. (Berkshire)

We offer assessment and advice sessions where more specific information and support can be provided on a one to one basis with a highly experienced and knowledgeable McKenzie Friend.

These can be arranged as a face to face meeting or by telephone/Skype as required by you. We find that one or two hours is enough time generally for our McKenzie Friends to look in more detail at your case and provide the information you may require to take matters forward in as successful a way as possible.

Important relevant documents can be read at or before (if copies provided) these assessment and advice sessions so that well informed information can be provided to you on what the best options may be in the circumstances. How we can help you turn around a possible poor situation or ensure you do not make mistakes that will slow or ultimately scupper your aims.

These assessment and advice sessions with our highly experienced McKenzie Friends are frequently seen by our clients as essential to them in formulating tactics and an overall strategy to obtain the best possible results for them and their children.

At times options being pursued or being considered to take forward by a client may after an assessment and advice session be understood to be counter-productive to the overall strategy and may need to re-adjusted to ensure the ultimate aims stand the best chance of being achieved. It is only when sitting down and talking matters through carefully and with an knowledgeable and skilled McKenzie Friend that damaging or unhelpful tactics being presently used are brought to light and can then be rectified to ensure the client's case is far more likely to be successful.

The feedback we receive from those who have had an assessment and advice session with our McKenzie Friends is extremely positive and they generally provide crucial information to those considering or who are already involved in the family law processes.