McKenzie Friend

Family & Civil Court Support
    Divorce, Child Arrangements, Financial Settlements & Civil Matters    
  About Us  
    We provide access to the most trusted independent McKenzie Friends in the UK.

We are launching 100 retired police officer's across the UK as McKenzie Friends.

For every 10,000 you would pay a lawyer, we aim to charge 1,000.

All our client work is totally transparent and can be viewed on your online account.

Our service is 'Pay As You Go' so you will never receive an unexpected bill.

We aim to provide a more flexible and affordable service than solicitors with integrity.

We will advise you on what you need to know, not what you want to hear.

We will not promote conflict and acrimony.

We aim to bring transparency and openness to the Family Law Justice System.

We aim to bust the myth that 'Family Law Needs Lawyers'.

    The first of our 100 police officers already listed.    
    One of the most empowering aspects of being a McKenzie Friend is to have an independent insight into the Family Law system and to scrutinise the practices within in. My conclusion is that all is not well.

Any expectation that a person going through the traumatic life event of separation should routinely pay upwards of 15,000 for legal representation to gain access to children, to resolve child arrangements or seek financial resolution, often with the most straight forward of applications is simply wrong and unjustified.

At a fraction of the cost, a McKenzie Friend can support you through a system based on practical and straight forward procedures and to help you build a case that reduces conflict and focuses on the defined determining factors and principles that are based on common sense checklists rather than complex legal precedents.

The closed and self serving system that has for decades perpetuated a myth that 'Family Law Needs Lawyers' is now being exposed as more and more Litigants in Person empower themselves to take their own cases forward. The genie is finally out of the bottle and it isn't going back in anytime soon.

Whilst many professionals may have eagerly financially prospered off the back of their client's drawn out emotional conflicts, for any Litigant in Person, the way forward is to be the first to effectively manage and reduce conflict and to seek a reasonable resolution from the outset.

From my extensive practice and experience, I would without hesitation recommend that seeking a free consultation with an experienced McKenzie Friend Lay Person, who mentors in conflict management, should be your very first step to take.'

      Philip Kedge : Director
Integrity Policy
If you wish to engage in a war of acrimony, conflict and
hate towards the other parent, we will guide you along a
different path. Such behaviour causes signficant harm
to your children who need the love and support of
both parents in their lives and for both parents to
put aside the past and to move forward with positive
  Philip Kedge is a retired police Chief Inspector and the founder and director of the McKenzie Friend Uk Network. His aim is to take family law out of the hands of solicitors with an ethical business to reduce conflict and acrimony, to provide a cost effective McKenzie Friend national service and to reduce the emotional harm to children.