The McKenzie Friend. The original idea of the McKenzie Friend was that someone known to the litigant (hence ‘friend’) would provide help and support to the litigant during the hearing. The McKenzie Friend would be able, for example, to assist with documents or remind the litigant quietly of questions to put to witnesses or points to make to the judge in the closing address.
McKenzie Friends are people by improving access to justice and enabling greater equality, especially when the other side is represented and you are unfamiliar with the Court Process. For many litigants in person, the real choice is actually between using a McKenzie Friend and being entirely unsupported – lawyers are beyond their means and free supports is not universally available or alternatively have reduced means to support their case. Family law or other clients, in particular, may not litigate out of choice, but are forced by circumstances to fight over hugely important matters, at a time of great emotional stress, in an environment that is quite new and intimidating by other side with complex papers, evidence and Court deadlines.
Experienced McKenzie Friends can assist the court by encouraging litigants to separate emotion from the facts, facilitate cooperation with court processes and other parties, help with case papers and so on. At a time when the court system is under strain such assistance can be quite beneficial to anyone facing Court action or to initiate Court action in any field of Law from experienced McKenzie Friend.
McKenzie Friend can be an alternative preferred choice when the litigant/you want to control yourselfover how your case runs and provide emotional support that a McKenzie Friend could offer.
Our experienced Professionals McKenzie Friends will guide you through every steps of your case and have a personal support in your own language.
Furthermore our unique referral services will direct you to the most experienced solicitors,direct access barristers desired by you.
We are here you to assist you at any time of the day and any time for you as a McKenzie Friend. YOUR TRUST YOUR VOICE MATTERS.