McKenzie Friend

PROFESSIONAL MCKENZIE FRIEND / LEGAL ADVISOR 

NB - NO FAULT DIVORCE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS  START 6TH APRIL 2022

From September 2021 Divorce Petitions can only be made online. 

 

Now undertaking all Assistance with regards to Child Maintenance Service 

 

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

 

Fees from

£80 per hour Monday - Friday (0930 - 1700)

£90 per hour Monday - Friday (1700 - 1930)

£100 per hour Saturday (0900 - 1100)

£150 per hour on a Sunday 

 

Remote Court Assistance £90 per hour

Physical Attendance at Court £100 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

D11 APPLICATION

 

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 

D11 APPLICATION

 

UNMARRIED COUPLES

FINANCES AND SHARE OF PROPERTY

PRENUPTIALS

PET OWNERSHIP

TOLATA

N208

 

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 

C1, C2 APPLICATIONS

 

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 5 years vast 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 3 Hearings  - other side used a solicitor encompassing £35000 fees. My client using me - total paid - £2000.  No Brainer! 
 

 

As a McKenzie Friend I can do nearly everything that a solicitor can apart from:

1.     manage your case (but I can assist you every step of the way so you know exactly what to do)

2.     sign letters and application forms on your behalf (I can however write any Position Statement and with you complete all Applications)

3.     liaise with the other side (unless a Judge gives permission)

4.     speak for you in Court (you will know exactly what to say by what I say to you before any Hearing)

5.     address the Judge on your behalf

 

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

 

I can assist you in any Divorce Separation (Petition and Marital Finances) Family 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 and after. 

 

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 Hearing.

 

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 930am to 5pm

60 minutes  - £80 (Meeting / Online / Phonecall)

 

Monday to Friday 5pm to 730pm

60 minutes £90 (Meeting / Online / Phonecall)

 

60 minutes - Saturday (9am to 11am) £100

60 minutes -  Sunday (11am - 2pm)   £150

 

Court -

 

£100 per hour from time I enter the Court Building till I leave 

Remote Court by Video / telephone - £90 per hour

Time taken to read the Order after Court is charged at the normal hourly rate. 

 

MEET IN PERSON IR SPEAK VIA THE PHONE

 

TRAVEL  

 

We can meet in Exeter or...I come to you or meet halfway

 

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

 

Please ask for a quote

 

Travel is now 50p per mile outside Exeter one way

 

A discount will be applied if you book 2 or more hours.

 

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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