Free Initial Phone Consultation

Following separation it because impossible for me to secure parenting time with my young son. His mother wouldn’t allow him to spend more than two nights away with me, which made taking holidays impossible.

I met Jeff at my local FNF meeting. I was immediately struck not only by Jeff’s technical expertise but also by the calm, measured and authoritative way in which he gave others help and support.

I didn’t even bother looking for a solicitor, I engaged Jeff as my McKenzie Friend. He helped me file an application to court and draft a position statement. He subsequently helped support me in court.

In court Jeff was a rock-steady mentor, providing pragmatic and clear advice at just the right time. He negotiated with the other side and his clear familiarity with the system filled me with confidence in the waiting before the hearing. Importantly he had the confidence of the judge, who explicitly remarked on Jeff’s CV with obvious admiration.

In the hearing, following a rocky start (the judge thought my suggested residence schedule was too much for a 2 year old...and lots of allegations in mum's position statement - all ignored by Cafcass and the judge) the judge supported an amended schedule Jeff and I proposed; Jeff was then instrumental in hammering out a brief but prescriptive Shared Residence Order by consent.

The mother had applied for sole residence and proposed one Wednesday overnight a fortnight and every other weekend Friday to Sunday 6pm for contact. No holidays, other than alternate Christmas day.

I ended up with an SRO by consent, every Wednesday overnight and every other weekend Friday nursery pick up to Monday nursery drop off. I also got half of all holidays and alternate Christmas and Easter.

I am confident that with Jeff’s help, support and guidance I got the best outcome for my son; the long weekends and holidays in particular will help immensely in his relationship with me, his grandparents and his young cousin. I am sure I wouldn’t have secured such a good outcome for my son without Jeff’s calming influence, help and guidance.
– Mr M. (London)

When you contact us via our Contact Us forms, minimal details such as a name, contact number and the area you live in are requested. Shortly afterwards a McKenzie Friend will call you back and provide (or at a later mutually convenient time) a free initial phone consultation on the general aspects of your case which usually lasts for around 30 minutes or so.

We are told by our clients that these free initial phone consultations are invaluable many times to them understanding the process and the options available to them. Often we have new clients who have had the benefit of lawyers in their case for significant periods or they have been to hearings on their own but after speaking to our McKenzie Friends they are far more understanding about where they are in their own case and how they can themselves with some guidance make a positive difference.

Our McKenzie Friends between them have decades of family law experience and importantly assisting a wide variety of parents with a huge range of issues. They are comfortable and skilled at understanding the issues and how the case can be progressed as best it can in the circumstances. Our McKenzie Friends will provide you with simple plain English information that is designed to ensure you are as successful as possible in the circumstances regarding your case.

Very often we are told by new clients on these free initial phone consultations that this is the first time they have heard such good information about their situation and the possible ways forward, despite spending large amounts of money on lawyers. We provide practical and informed information during these free initial phone consultations that will make a real difference to your case many times.

Please consider contacting us now, we will listen and then provide you with information that should make a significant positive impact in how you approach your case moving forward.