McKenzie Friend
McKenzie Friend

PROFESSIONAL MCKENZIE FRIEND / LEGAL ADVISOR 

NB: Child Arrangements must still happen. 

 

Undertaking ALL Legal Services in Family Law / Divorce Law / Co-Habitees and Small Claims 

 

Fees from

£60 per hour Monday - Friday (0930 - 1700)

£70 per hour Monday - Friday (1800 - 1930)

£80 per hour Saturday (0900 - 1100)

 

Remote Court Assistance £60 per hour

Physical Attendance at Court £80 per hour


Email / text Ian first before calling to book an appointment. 
 

I am afraid I cannot give any free advice.  
 

Court Form Application Fees payable to the Court - if you are on a low income, less than £1200 a month, I may be able to direct you to the Government website where you can apply for help with the Application Costs only. 

 

DIVORCE & SEPARATION

DIVORCE PETITION - D8

UNREASONABLE BEHAVIOUR / DESERTION / ADULTERY / 2 YEARS SEPARATION / 5 YEARS SEPARATION

DEEMED SERVICE

FINDING EX IF ADDRESS UNKNOWN

FINDING EX IF ABROAD

FINDING OUT IF DIVORCED ALREADY IF UNKNOWN

DEFENDING YOUR POSITION

APPLYING FOR DECREE NISI / ABSOLUTE

DIVORCE PETITION COSTS

 

MARITAL FINANCES

FINANCES FOLLOWING SEPARATION (Form A, Form E, Form H, Form D81)

COURT PROCEEDINGS OR CONSENT ORDER 

ASSETS - WHO GETS WHAT!

PENSIONS

OUTGOINGS AND NEEDS

OFFERS

MESHER ORDERS

BENEFICIAL INTEREST

CHANGING TO 'TENANTS IN COMMON'

PETS

UNREASONABLE FINANCIAL CONDUCT

COSTS FORM 

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT Draft

QUESTIONS / ISSUES / CHRONOLOGY / FORM G

FINAL  HEARINGS - COURT  ASSISTANCE / QUESTIONS / SUMMING UP 

 

UNMARRIED COUPLES

FINANCES AND SHARE OF PROPERTY

PRENUPTIALS

PET OWNERSHIP

 

CHILDREN

CHILD ARRANGEMENT ORDERS - C100, C1, C1A, C2

OBTAINING PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

DNA

ALLEGATIONS OF DRUG USE

CAFCASS

CHILD MAINTENANCE

EMERGENCY CHILD ARRANGEMENT ORDERS

CHILD ABDUCTION

PARENTAL ALIENATION

GRANDPARENTS - PERMISSION / FORMS / COURT 

CARE PROCEEDINGS

SPECIAL GUARDIAN ORDER

ADOPTION - APPEAL / HEARINGS / HOW TO 

VACCINES

CHANGE OF SURNAME - APPLYING AND PROHIBITING

CHANGE OF SCHOOLS

CHANGE OF TOWN DWELLING

PASSPORTS

HOLIDAYS

MOVING ABROAD

NEW PARTNERS

SCOTT SCHEDULES

FACT FINDING & FINAL HEARINGS - COURT  ASSISTANCE / QUESTIONS / SUMMING UP 

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE / ABUSE  / OCCUPATION ORDER

NON-MOLESTATION ORDERS - STOP ABUSE

OCCUPATION ORDERS - REMOVE THE ABUSER FROM THE PROPERTY 

OBTAINING AND DEFENDING

FACT FINDING & FINAL HEARINGS - COURT  ASSISTANCE / QUESTIONS / SUMMING UP 

 

APPEALS

PERMISSION

APPLICATIONS

SKELETON ARGUMENT

STATEMENTS

TRANSCRIPTS

BUNDLES

COURT ASSISTANCE

 

I offer practical and valued support and guidance from our initial meeting to the Final Hearing at Court.  I am with you for the whole journey to achieve the best outcome for you.

 

I am transparent in my costs and you pay for whatever I do when you need to.  

 

I can save you thousands compared to if you use a solicitor.

 

I have 5 years full time experience (including attending and assisting in Court) and offer exceptional up to the minute advice in a clear way that you will understand. 
 

My working hours are 

930am to 5pm Monday to Friday. I can do after these hours but my fees increase.

All messages outside these times will be answered the next working day. (Monday - Friday)
All communication appliances are switched off outside normal working hours. 

 

 

I set up my business to address the need for the public to have access to advice and court assistance. If you can't afford a solicitor who will charge over £300 per hour, then you will be at a disadvantage if you have no where to turn to obtain legal advice and assistance. I address that with very reasonable fees taking into account my qualifications and experience.

 

I have over 4 years experience as a Legal Advisor / Professional McKenzie Friend.

 

I have saved my clients over the years thousands and thousands of pounds compared to what they would have paid to a solicitor. 

 

Eg- Marital Finances over 2 years - other side used a solicitor encompassing £35000 fees. My client using me - total over 2 years paid - £2000.  No Brainer! 

 

 

I am a member of the "Society of Professional McKenzie Friends Ltd". 

 

I can assist you in any Family Law / Matrimonial Law matter / give advice and attend and assist in court, aiding you in every way I can to ensure proceedings are as painless as possible. 

 

What sets me apart from a non professional McKenzie Friend is that because of my legal qualifications (LLB from Bristol University and the Bar Vocational Course gained at the Inns of Court School of Law in 1996), I can charge for my services and in court by courtesy of the CPR (Civil Procedure Rules).

I can advise and assist from our first meeting to the Final Hearing. 

I am allowed to quietly advise my client in court, explain any legal jargon and advise what questions to ask to ask the judge.

I am now being asked by the judges on what my view is.  

Judges are now in certain cases asking me to facilitate negotiations outside the Judge Chambers.  

A friend or relative or anyone else who is only a 'McKenzie Friend' and not a professional one, cannot do any of the above.

 

 

 

As a Legal Advisor, my fees are significantly less than a solicitor -

 

 

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Hourly fee  - £60 (Meeting / Online / Phonecall)

 

Monday to Friday 6pm to 730pm

60 minutes £70 (Meeting / Online / Phonecall)

 

 

Hourly fee Saturday (9am to 11am) £80

Hourly fee Sunday (11am - 2pm)   £150

 

Court -

£80 per hour from time I enter the Court Building till I leave 

Remote Court by Video / telephone - £60 per hour

 

Travel outside Exeter city centre is extra - I can travel anywhere in England and Wales

 

Please ask for a quote but for example - 

 

Crediton, Exmouth, Budleigh, Cranbrook,Tiverton, Honiton - £15,  

Axminster - £25

 

Paignton, Torbay, Newton Abbot, Dawlish / Teignmouth - £15

 

Plymouth - £25

Saltash - £30

Torpoint - £30

Ivybridge - £20 

 

Cornwall - St Austell / Perranporth / Newquay/ Truro - £40

Penzance, St Ives, Falmouth, Redruth - £45

We can meet in Plymouth - £25 

 

Taunton £25, Wellington - £25

Bridgwater - £30

Street / Glastonbury - £35

Yeovil - £40

 

Barnstaple, Bideford, Ilfracombe - £25

South Molton - £20 

 

Lyme Regis - £25

Sherborne - £30

Weymouth / Dorchester - £35

Portland - £40

 

Bournemouth / Poole - £45

Christchurch  - £50

Southampton - £65

Farnham /Gosport / Portsmouth - £75

Farnborough - £85

Happy to meet halfway. 

 

Burnham £30

Weston £40

Frome / Nailsea  / Midsummer Norton- £50 

Portishead / Warminster - £55

Bristol / Trowbridge - £60

Bath / Gloucester - £70

Cheltenham - £75

We can meet at Clarke’s Village - £35

 

Alternatively I can talk on the phone for an hour or more with you, after payment has been made and an appointment booked.

 

Message me via email to get things started.

 

mckenziefriend@shoutforyou.co.uk

 

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