McKenzie Friend Role

Almost a year ago contact broke down between myself and my ex partner. As a result of this I lost regular and agreeable contact with my now 3yr old son. Although I didn’t want to have to go through the legal channels, after about 3 months this appeared inevitable.

Although I had an idea of what I had to do next with regard to starting legal proceedings I knew I needed help. I visited my local Families Need Fathers meeting and met Mr Colin Brealey who chairs the monthly meetings.

Right from the start I found Colin to be helpful, professional and above all – totally child focussed. Colin advised and continues to advise me, along with many others within the Families Need Fathers meetings. Seeing Colin’s professionalism, I decided to accept his offer of assistance to help me through the legal process as a Mckenzie Friend. - This has got to be one of the best decisions I have ever made!
Colin advised me throughout the whole process – which in my opinion was much better than any solicitor I have ever had to deal with previously.

As I have already explained, Colin is totally child focussed and therefore deals with any issue in an unbiased and morally proper way rather than one of financial benefit to himself. That is evident when my costs for everything came to approximately 10% of a similar case I was involved with almost a decade earlier.

In short, I would have no hesitation whatsoever in strongly recommending Mr Colin Brealey to represent anyone who required a professional service for any matters involving children & family.
– Mr M. (Staffordshire)

Family Law Decisions McKenzie Friend Service

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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.