McKenzie Friend Role

Court proceedings between my son's mother and me had been ongoing for a year before I contacted Family Law Decisions. The case had become quite complex, with social services, a legal guardian, and other expert witnesses becoming involved. The way things were going, there was a distinct possibility that I would lose touch with my son. With the help of Family Law Decisions over the past year, I have been able to turn my case around and my application for Parental Responsibility and Shared Residence has now been ordered.

Family Law Decisions provided me with a McKenzie friend (Jeff Botterill), advice on the process, help working with the various experts, and other ongoing support, maintaining their child-focused ethos throughout. They clearly have extensive experience of the family law process, and they are sensitive to the effects that it all can have on a 'litigant in person'. I am hugely grateful to the support that Family Law Decisions have provided in helping me stay in touch with my son, I could not have done it without them. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking a child-focused resolution.
– Dr P. (Surrey)

Family Law Decisions McKenzie Friend Service

You may be interested in our 'Success Stories' page which has some testimonials from our many success stories.

We also provide a profile summary of our McKenzie Friends.

Our blog post 'Fee-charging McKenzie Friends: What can and can’t we do?' may be of interest to you.

Preparation for the family law Court

For the family law Court our experienced and knowledgeable family law McKenzie Friends can provide a succinct Position Statement which will get your view and requirements before the Judge efficiently and appropriately. With our Position Statements, drafted individually for each hearing the family law Court will be made aware of the arguments and why it should favour your proposals.

It is imperative to get your view before the Court in the most efficient manner. A Position Statement which is carefully drafted by a family law specialist McKenzie Friend, whether relatively short or comprehensive in complex cases, is usually helpful in your efforts to convince the Court to go with your options.

There are few times that a well crafted and succinct Position Statement is not necessary so that you achieve the most success you can from your hearing in the circumstances.

In the family law Court

In the family law courts our highly experienced and knowledgeable McKenzie Friends will accompany you into court and can provide advice on any aspect of the conduct of a case, including:

(i) Points of law

(ii) Issues that their client (litigant in person (LIP)) may wish to raise in court.

For more detail regarding McKenzie Friends and why we believe Family Law Decisions McKenzie Friends are the sensible choice for you, please take a look at our Blog on McKenzie Friends.