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  Family Court Training : Click Here

I found the training so far excellent. I am currently waiting to go to a Fact finding session possibly next month and so it has been invaluable in giving me an insight as what to expect. I think the recent court judgement of giving statements more weight will be of greater use.

The information provided has been excellent, i have thoroughtly enjoyed with the training and engaged with it. The documents and information attached with each module has been perfect to help with learning and that applies throughout the training.

I dont have anything negative to say and feel that you are doing a brilliant job and the money has been well worth the knowledge and insight to the court process with your experience. Zishan

 
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Re Fact Finding Module I feel that I was given sufficient information for this module. I especially like the fact that Phil takes his time to look at the Mathew and Abigail scenario from both sides. I have learnt a lot in this module. Maria

 
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Fantastic. really enjoying the content and your experience. I can not get the final order draft. but not had any problems downloading the other content. Lee B

 
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  Malin about McKenzie Friend Russell Hird

Very satisfied with the assistance received from Mr Hird.

 
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  B.R about McKenzie Friend Russell Hird

Russell is brilliant to talk to, easy to work with and flexible in his approach. His excellent knowledge and legal assistance has helped me get through a difficult time. I highly recommend Russell Hird for any family court related matters

 
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  Deborah S about McKenzie Friend Safina Bibi

Safina has been an immense help during a stressful time. She is highly professional, knowledgeable and has a lovely friendly and motivational style. I felt much more confident in court with her support.

 
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  K-Ann N about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Outstanding, support I love her with all my heart for everything she has emailed people, made phone calls and helped me all the way through court supporting mummy and my special children I can't thank her enough so special to me, throughout, exceptional applications and proceeding court orders being placed for mummy and children, lovely and, speaks on behalf of my children, I am so very grateful for all her supportive work and written online confirmations I will always be in in contact with her xx

 
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  Emmanuel about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Thank you from the bottom of heart for supporting me through the Court yesterday 10.03.21 .

Being a disabled person, Michelle guided me through it all. Case management, supported and mentored me, and her response to me was excellent

Thank you . You have made a 9 year old girl happy when she sees her father.

Regards

Emmanuel

 
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  Susann about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle was really great during both my first CAO and my non molestation hearings. She supported me in the build up to them both, gave me advice prior to the hearings and during them and helped calm my nerves.

 
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  Mick about McKenzie Friend Julie Edwards

Julie has been fantastic, she has Supported and advised me in a very stressful case. Thank you Julie for your ongoing support.

 
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  Sarah N about McKenzie Friend Julie Edwards

I am very happy with all the support Julie has given me. With emails phone calls text messages. She took my case on a couple of days before I had to summit documents for finances. I wished I had known about mckenzie friends sooner. Julie has been fab. I cant fault any of her work she has done for me. She is a lovely caring person and she really does deserve the credit she gets. It is a relief knowing ive got her support with my court case for my family home. And the service is alot cheaper than a solicitor and she is always at the end of the telephone or email. I cant thank Julie enough for the work she has done for me. And im feeling positive for the outcome. So a big thank you for your service you offer and a big thank you to Julie x

 
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  Paul about McKenzie McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil cuts through the theatrics, smoke and mirrors of the family court system and gets straight to the point. I would feel very safe with my case in his hands - just wish I'd meet him sooner!

 
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  Khaibar P about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Very helpful and kind.

Fixed Fee 100 for C100 Child Arrangements Application Form and Submission.

 
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  Muller W about McKenzie Friend Michelle

It was very helpful talking to someone. Michele was very understanding and gave me some good advice!! Thank you very much!

 
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  Kerry N about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Outstanding, efficient, excellent at supporting my children and their mummy and supportive of my children's best interests and having a contact order for my children and their mummy in their lovely mummy's home, so gratfull and appreciated everything she's done for me,

 
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  Shane T about McKenzie Friend Safina Bibi

SAFINA BIBI is a fantastic mckenzie friend, very professional and very supportive has always kept in contact and her phone is always on. She is very good at communicating I would recommend this lady to anyone who needs a mckenzie friend she is very supportive, she has never let me down and very helpful.

 
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  Susan about McKenzie McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I contacted Phil as I was in great need of direction and support. It was really east to make an initial appointment via the website and when I spoke to Phil I was very relieved. He helped me gain some perspective on my situation and was really easy to talk to. The first appointment was free. I would strongly recommend that anyone experiencing a divorce and or child care dispute should speak to Phil

 
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  M. M about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle is brilliant, keeps you calm and is always on hand for reassurance and advice.Michelle believed that things would work out even when I didn’t, which is what I needed.

 
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  Karen about McKenzie McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I have had an hour with Phillip and he really has turned things around for me. I decided to not to submit my scotch schedule of allegations . Phillip helped me to understand that I need to be the grow up and to try to put an end to the war for my child’s sake . I feel a lot more comfortable with the process, it will never be easy but with a McKenzie friend I feel I can get through this journey . I would def recommend a discussion with Phillip to see how he can help you.
Thank you

 
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  J. M about McKenzie Friend Michelle

I would definitely recommend Michelle very professional and makes you feel at ease.

 
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  Rukiya M about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle has been amazing since day 1. She has been so supportive in what was a very stressful time for myself and my daughter. She has been patient and guided me through the process even though I am not IT literate. I didn't know divorce proceedings could be so simple until Michele took my case and handled everything for me. Thank you so much the service has been amazing

 
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  Jonathan about McKenzie McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Nothing prepares you for this – initial conversations with lawyers and barristers were expensive and confusing. Costs were out of control on top of the emotional distress of having unpredictable contact with my child.

What Phil provided was solid, clear advice and reassurance. For the first time I felt anchored and had a clearer sense of where things were likely to go. Of course you get down, but throughout Phil’s expertise and clarity was excellent and made a big difference to my well being.

During the court processes which were on line and in person Phil was clear so that I was able to conduct myself effectively and calmly – having Phil by my side massively helped me get the outcome which we eventually got. You don’t need lawyers and barristers whose role is by nature adversarial – you need calm, authoritative advice that is child centric and authoritative.

Phil’s availability throughout has been important and his support re the emotional impact was important.

A huge thanks from me and my child. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

 
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  Mariusz about McKenzie Friend Michelle

Michelle was very supportive through out the whole process. More than happy with the outcome. Thank you so much for your help.

 
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  Cat K about McKenzie Friend Julie Edwards

Julie has been an incredible support to me in my current circumstances over the past twelve months. Her knowledge of the family courts and proceedings has been invaluable. With limited funds to have a solicitor or barrister at all times, the Mckenzie Network is a brilliant set up for those who cannot afford the costly legal fees but need some support, guidance and help for proceedings. Julie has become a very good friend throughout this process and has been caring and compassionate but also encouraging me to use my voice and stand up for myself. Thank you!

 
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  Jean P about McKenzie Friend Julie Edwards

Retired Family Court Magistrate

Julie gave me a reality check that helped me find clarity in what's happening. It's difficult to understand the court process because it doesn't work based on what we're used to in daily reality. So, having someone explain things to you makes a big difference.

Now, I have a better understanding of how I need to proceed. A heavy load has been lifted off my chest thanks to Julie's insights. Even though I still have a long way to go, I'm confident that I'll achieve the outcome that's best for the children.

 
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  Helen C about McKenzie Friend Safina Bibi

Safina’s support and guidance was excellent both before and during the court hearing. She responded quickly and effectively to my queries and reading draft documents. She contacted me outside of working hours to accommodate my requirements. She gave excellent advice and insight into the court process. I would highly recommend her involvement as an effective and cost considering solution to court dealings. I wish I had known about this service 4 years ago. I will happily recommend this service to others.

 
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  Teresa about McKenzie McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I am more than pleased to recommend Phil Kedge as a supportive, knowledgeable and calm Mackenzie Friend for anyone going through legal proceedings. I used Phil in the Family Courts with an intense case and found him to be thorough in his understanding of the case, easy to talk to, and a calming presence in what was an incredibly stressful situation., Phil was focused on my case and took time to think about the case from different angles. He is clever and motivated. He is all about de-esculating the situation and this helped my case immeasurably. I won my case thanks to Phil’s wonderful support and advice. I highly recommend Phil for anyone working their way through the Family Court minefield.

 
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  Marcus about McKenzie McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

In just over 2 years I've hired 5 solicitors, 2 barristers and 2 McKenzie friends. In retrospect I was not given the best advice or even the most honest to suit my position.

Phil has worked with me since November 2019, I've been extremely happy and impressed with the level of support, guidance and service I received.

 
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  Emma about McKenzie McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge & Michelle Benson

Phil and Michelle have been absolutely amazing with me and they were very attentive and I had consent updates about my court case. I would recommend McKenzie Friends to friends and family and would like to end this with a massive THANK YOU!

 
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  Carl S about McKenzie McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Fantastic. Guided me through everything and helped me understand the process. Really appreciated the support.

 
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  Karen G about McKenzie McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil has been exceptional in supporting me with my court hearing. He helped me to see things from a different perspective, that I should always think about what is best for my child and put his interests first (rather than focussing on what has happened historically between me and my ex-husband). He was very honest and real about the potential outcome of the case and helped me to formulate a plan that was reasonable and fair. He did challenge me (in a good way) but I needed this to take a reality check and prepare myself for the hearing. I couldn't have got through the process without Phil's support. He really is exceptional and professional in what he does and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services to any parent going through a court hearing. Thank you Phil. You've been a rock. It was such a pleasure to work with you. You calmed me down and I felt so reassured to have you on my side.

 
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  Alex W about McKenzie McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

The hour spent with Phil talking over a long series of events around my child contact case, whilst challenging and at times difficult to hear, was simply put the clearest information I had ever received about the working of the family court system.

I would recommend anyone who needs to work with the Family courts and Cafcass, to contact this guy long before they go anywhere near a lawyer and certainly before they speak to cafcass.

Phil's understanding of how this works could have saved me years of heart ache. Call this guy first.

 
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  A J (Doncasteer)about McKenzie McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I have only 3 words:
"READ HIS BOOK!!!!"

'Child Arrangements In Family Law: Avoid The Top Ten Mistakes People Make'

 
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  Gail about her 1 hr Free Consultation with McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

This session was really useful to put my mind at ease that I was on the right road and now understand the process. Phil is extremely knowledgeable on the process and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone. In addition, his website is extremely easy to navigate and the little videos first class-informative and easy to understand.

 
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  Kristina K about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Really happy with the service from Phil. Straightforward, no frills advice that was clear and constructive and helped to minimise the conflict with a pragmatic and realistic approach to my case. Phil is very responsive and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend his services

 
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  Paul G about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil has been invaluable to me at this stage of my divorce. He has guided me through the process considerately and with empathy. He has been a great strength to me in a time of my life when I needed it most. I was lost without his help. Thankyou Phil .

 
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  Gary M about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I'd highly recommend Phil to anyone, he has a great knowledge of the system and was able to keep me feeling calm and informed through the whole process.

 
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  Joel P about McKenzie Friend Andrew Danby

Mr Danby, was truly amazing for me with support and his time he gave me even phone calls on Boxing Day! I have learned so much from him and his knowledge!
Highly recommended by me, and will never forgot all the help he has given me and the confidence to deal with the situation and now l have regular access to my kids... thank you very much

 
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  Leisha G about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Me and my husband used Phil as we had been denied contact from our grandson by our Daughter-in-law, we were apprehensive about the courts allowing us the contact but as we had previously had good contact with him on a weekly basis we were always confident that the courts would allow this as our grandson was missing out on he’s extended family, Phil guided us all the way and made the whole process a lot more smooth as he also gives you the encouragement your doing well in court appearances, he’s very knowledgeable on all aspects of the courts system which we found very reassuring, we got the result we wanted for us and especially for our grandson I would urge any grandparent in our position to use Phil as he’s a fraction of the cost as solicitors would have been extortionat..... well done Phil

 
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  Stella C about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I would recommend Phil without hesitation. He has a relaxed and calming approach but it completely on point, knows the law and the court process very well and coaches you through the hearing to ensure you put your best position forward clearly. This helped secure agreement with my position from the court and therefore a win!

 
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  Lara W about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil made what was an incredibly difficult process, so much easier. He provided so much support throughout the whole court process, answering any questions and guiding me throughout. On the day of my court hearing, his calming presence was invaluable, I don't think I would have had as good an outcome without him. I'd thoroughly recommend Phil and McKenzie's friend and should the need occur, I would not hesitate to use them again.

 
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  Caroline W about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Very supportive , knowledgeable. Helped to put me at ease.Will recommend to friends to avoid high solicitors fees and save time.

 
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  Mark K about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil kept me calm through what can be a very stressful process and slowly but surely I am getting more and more contact with my daughter, without breaking the bank. Phil knows how the family court system works - so do yourself a massive favour & listen to him :-)

 
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  Salema C about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was the voice of reason in the midst of solicitors who just wanted mymoney, and Children's Services who didn't appear to be listening. I was very grateful for his sound advice which, although hard to hear, was exactly what I needed. It was good to feel as if someone had myback when I was alone in a tough situation, and I can't recommend him highly enough.

 
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  Mal B. about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil handled my case with honesty and integrity throughout and I commend him for his service. Thank you

 
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  Gavin F (Aldershot) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was supportive in every way and a great mentor at a time in my life when everything and everyone seemed to be going against me. I wouldn’t have had a clue representing myself. Phil went way beyond the expectations of a mckenzie friend and at least matched the work of any good solicitor at a fraction of the cost, the pay as you go system really helped manage finances also. 100% recommended

 
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  Calvin O'N (Weymouth) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I would recommend Mr Kedge to anyone in need of help with a court hearing ,and does not want to waste money on a solicitor . He is very knowledgeable of the court process and acts in confident and professional manner.

 
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  Wendy K (Aldershot) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was extremely helpful in guiding me through a very difficult FDR and I can highly recommend him. He knew how to approach all the many and varied problems and was a great support on the many court day

 
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  Chris M (Southampton) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Saved me thousands, years of heartache and gave me win after win in court. Priceless.

 
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  Mike C (Brighton) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil's non-nonsense approach really empowered me to wean myself off of a hopeless solicitor and take control of my divorce. He was a solid presence in the family court, personally being called out by the judge as being helpful to the process. Both times I was in court (for the first hearing and the FDR) I managed to get everything I asked for from the other party and the best-case scenario was realised. I would recommend him highly.

 
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  Wendy. K. (Aldershot) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil has been an invaluable help through the financial settlement in my divorce case. He has given sound advice and always been available(even on Easter Sunday for an Emergency) . At the court cases he was profession but also friendly and easy to chat to inbetween the serious issues. 

I would definitely recommend Phil to help anyone through this difficult process. And wish I had used him 2 years earlier during the child arrangements as the solicitor fees were astronomical yet I feel I received the same advice at a fraction of the cost. 

I won my case after a very long battle and there’s no doubt I couldn’t have done it without Phil. Thank you so much!

 
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  Salema C. (Guildford) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was absolutely brilliant. Perfect advice at the time I needed it the most. Polite, personable, friendly and professional. I will always recommend him if anyone needs help. Very grateful to him, and believe my hearing would have gone very wrong if it hadn't been for his timely help.

 
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  Rachael W (Bournemouth) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil has guided me expertly and knowledgeably through the Family Court process throughout the last 3 years. The advice and the emotional support he has given have been invaluable. He has helped me to pare back statements, remove emotion and stick to the facts: advising on strategy and realistic outcomes. During hearings he is able to understand and explain the reasoning of the Judge, points of law and process and the subtext, which is often lost on me. I continue to gain positive outcomes with each successive hearing and cannot thank Phil enough for steering me, so adeptly, through this stressful and emotional process.

 
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  Hilary W. (Aldershot) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

'Well what can I say and where do I start! My journey was a long one with unexpected twists at every turn, at times the hurdles seemed daunting, confusing and often insurmountable, that was until I met Phil and learnt of the amazing work he and his team do. Phil thinks outside of the box, he is always one step ahead with his planning, his honest pragmatic approach reduced the immense stress child proceedings can often bring by their inherent deeply emotionally and provocative nature. I had used a solicitor before Phil and wasted 1000’s, if only I had known then what I know now! Believe me, you do not need these ‘professionals’ who claim to be part of Resolution or any other organisation that lends them false credibility. I got a result culminating in a final hearing I could never have dreamt possible and it was all down to Phil. I simply cannot recommend him highly enough. If child proceedings are on the horizon for you, whether Applicant or Respondent, please engage Phil and save money whilst getting the best outcome for you and your children. Thank you Phil, it would never have happened without you

 
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  Toby B. (Watford) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

After previously working with Phil I needed to return to court, after such a good experience previously I used Phil's services again. Phil was very helpful & made the whole return to court much easier. He was available for any questions I had & helped a great deal in court & we achieved what we set out to. I would recommend his services.

 
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  Alberto K. (London) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was very helpful. I felt that he listened to me and was able to provide me with the information that I needed. I found him to be very objective and delivered a very "no nonsense" approach to the court proceedings. This helped me have a clear idea of what I needed from the magistrates and how best to achieve my goal. I felt much more confident about what I was doing and the whole judicial process made more sense to me. This was just what I needed during this very stressful time.

 
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  Indika F. (London) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil Kedge has advised, supported, coached and mentored me through the Family Court system, in obtaining a Child Arrangements Order.  He provided his service in a very honest and ethical way, also keeping my costs down.  Phil was so focused, knowledgeable and pro active with Family Law and his stratergy in helping me.

I am eternally grateful to him for the outcome we received at court.  I would strongley recommend Phil as a McKenzie Friend, he has been a Hero to me and is worth his weight in Gold!

 
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  Freda B-H (Brighton) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil is a very professional Mckenzie Friend, he has helped me through the court process with a positive,satisfied outcome.
I felt very comfortable and reassured with Phil. 
I would recommend him to everyone and would highly consider his help in the future if need be, Thank you for everything phil! 
#hero... he is also afordable ;)

 
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  Lucy B. (Portsmouth) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Philip Kedge absolutely was key to my court success. 

Calm & professional.Without his help I wouldn't have got such a positive outcome. I only wish I'd known about the mckenzie friend service before I wasted 7000 on solicitors. First class service highly recommended.

 
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  Gabriela G London) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Have received excellent advice, guidance and support through my case. Phil was an experienced professional, who knew very well the process, always reliable and helpful and can highly recommend him to anyone who needs help with child arrangement issues in court.

 
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  Charlotte E. (Chelmsford) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Extremely honest and helpful advice dispensed with clarity and sympathy. Very very useful and enabled me to understand and make decisions on my situation.

 
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  Michelle K. (Southampton) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I needed some advice quick and I sent Phil a message, he got back to me in good time and gave me some great advice that saved me a lot of expense.
I am very grateful to Phil his advise.
Thank you Phil

 
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  Greg N. (London) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Very Professional, supportive, precise. 
Great attention to detail, drilling down and really focusing on what I want to achieve. 
Excellent on contacting me and getting back to me.

 
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  John P. (Croydon) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Mr Kedge is an amazing individual! He has an incredible knowledge of family law. When I thought I had important information to be mentioned in my position statement or other documents he would tell me there is no need for that. He knows how to be succinct and get to the heart of the matter. He also has a professional empathy. He showed in my case a strong sense of justice. The outcome was that the final judgment and that of the appeal was what I hoped for. I am very grateful indeed to Mr Kedge. Thank you so much!

 
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  Helen F. (Guildford) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I am very grateful to Phil for giving me excellent advice although he is not available to help me for my final hearing in court. His insight and knowledge are impressive. He cuts to the chase in a way successive solicitors have not. I appreciated his directness. What struck me was that he didn't let his expertise get in the way of hearing me and I felt his genuine concern.

 
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  Photis K. (London) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

This guy is mustard.

 
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  Gianpaolo M. (Croydon) aboutMcKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I am grateful to Mr Kedge for his legal advice and support throughout the trial. He always showed confidence that I would achieve a favourable result. He showed clear knowledge of the law. He spoke to the other party's barristers with firmness, fairness and astuteness when required.  He also showed professional empathy to my situation and after the positive court ruling has given me kind advice about how to move forward. I strongly recommend McKenzie friends to others.

 
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  Kim D. L (Woking) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil Kedge helped with my Financial Hearing and I was extremely impressed with him. He is knowledgeable in his field and was very informative leading up to the day. At the hearing itself, Phil's presence was a massive support to me - not only professionally but emotionally on one of the hardest days of my life. Due to Phil's input I achieved more in court than I had hoped for. Of course I hope to not have to use Phil's services again, however should I ever need to, I will not hesitate in contacting him.

 
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  Paul H. (Guildford) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil provided excellent and professional support throughout a drawn out case.  His knowledge of the courts and legal procedure was invaluable as was his reassurance and input before, during and after each court appearance.

I would have no hesitation in using his services again.

 
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  Patreyk G. (Basingstoke) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I used a Phil Kedge service for a nearly two years. He is very good specialist regarding family matter cases. He helped me a lot with my case giving always a good and knowledgeable service. I would fully recommended Phil.

 
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  Kris W. (Reading) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was excellent in my case and the one piece of advice I would give anyone is do not get embroiled in arguments with the ex stay child focused everything will work itself out. Phil really supported me and kept me on track as a result I received everything I wanted

 
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  Emma D. (London) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was a brilliant help. He took the strain and distilled my lengthy and convoluted case down to the bare bones. At last I have a workable court order!

 
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  Simon H. (Aldershot) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil's experience and remarkably calm demeanour really helped me through a period where life was very complicated for me and my children.

Phil is meticulous and knowledgeable in civil law (and it is worth noting, criminal law), advising me so that I could read through the court forms and act with confidence to get the best outcomes for myself and my children on matters of family court and divorce proceedings without requiring a solicitor.

I would definitely recommend Phil as a great choice for a McKenzie Friend.

 
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  Shellea R. (Bournemouth) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil has been amazing from start to finish. He offers great support and promptly responds to any concerns/questions you have and is always very honest which helps you to be prepared for what to expect. Since having phil as a McKenzie friend I have gained confidence in him and always know he would provide great support in court (unlike a previous solicitor I had used).
I would definitely recommend Phil and know that he will always be there in the future to offer his support and knowledge if I was to ever need it.
Thanks Phil I really appreciate everything you have done

 
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  Steve P. (Watford) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I was stopped seeing my two young sons last year with no reason, after getting quotes from solicitors to assist throughout court proceedings for a child arrangements order it became apparent i wasn't going to be able to afford their fees. Quotes came in the region of 10k-15k. I searched online and found Phil, the initial phone call took place within the same day I requested help, and he has made the whole process from start to finish a breeze. The final hearing took place yesterday and I got an order for 100% of everything I applied for. Phil has been understanding, and has been patient throughout. I have dyslexia and find processing information hard. Phil has been there every step of the way and has made me feel supported at all times. I was planning on filing my divorce after the children were sorted, and following Phil's advice i started this during child arrangement proceedings. He gave me the confidence I needed to represent myself in court with his assistance. I will reccomend Phil to everyone I know going through these unfortunate circumstances, and will be continuing to use him throughout divorce proceedings. I can't thank Phil enough for his help and support throughout the last few months.

 
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  Toby B. (Watford) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was a huge help to me throughout, he made the process a lot more manageable. I had many questions and queries which Phil had answers to them all. I would recommend his service to anyone in a similar position.

 
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  Peter G. (London) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil has done great work. He has been very supportive, emotionally as well as professionally. He put my mind at ease quickly and helped me to take the necessary steps to move forward. 
I am very grateful for his help. Thank you so much.

 
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  Natalie S. A. (Bournemouth) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil has been an absolute blessing to us throughout this process. Helping us and reassuring us through every step. We took our time to start the legal process and this was on his advice as we were in an odd situation. Every step of the way Phil has been there; by phone, email and supporting us on our 2 days in court. He made the whole process so less daunting.
Thank you Phil.

 
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  Tanya C. (Southampton)about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

We would like to take this opportunity to say what a thoroughly outstanding job Phil did for us . Highly professional , leaving you with a feeling that you are with the right person who is looking after your interest without impacting you financially.

Phil was always very quick to respond, made himself available during times that most would consider after hours and always patient in explaining the details of the case . 

He is here to help , resolve and stand for your interests

 
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  David K. (Brighton) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was a tremendous help with all aspects of my case.  He has a calm and common sense approach to things and he was extremely good at cutting through the chatter and focusing on the important issues with a view to obtaining results.

Phil helped diffuse matters and reduce the animosity, particularly in child arrangements.  

Phil will always remain my preferred choice for a McKenzie friend and I will definitely come to him first if I do find I ever need one again.

Right of reply: I aim for the absolute highest standards of service. Unfortunately, in August 2016, I was urgently admitted to hospital by ambulance and spent 7 nights inside. I did as much as I could from my hospital bed but did fall behind.

 
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  Jeff H. (Reading) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil assisted with an issue with my wife's ex-husband and I can honestly say was truly outstanding in every aspect. He was able to accep our case and attend court with extreme short notice and guided us through the process with clarity. Phil is able to explain each point clearly and put you at ease with the situation and the expected out come. I woudl highly reccomend him.

 
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  Norman S. (Salisbury) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge & Associate Hayley Gregson

I would rate both of my Mckenzie friends as  5***** service, friendly, hard working, they did a great job in getting me a positive result, these guys are amazing, helped me through a bad time, took me through step by step so I understood, I would recommend these guys, an inexpensive way to get the result you need. Keep up the good work guys.

 
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  Charles F. (Oxford) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I cannot speak too highly of Phil. His expertise and positive approach throughout a difficult and long drawn-out child contact case in the family court were invaluable. He brought a wealth of knowledge and experience of the justice system to help me negotiate a complex process I knew nothing about. On a personal level, he offered calm and reassuring support at a highly stressful time. I could not have achieved what I did without his help and could never have afforded the many thousands it would have cost in legal fees. I would warmly recommend him to anyone in a similar position to myself. Thank you Phil!    

 
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  John M. (Swindon) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was very knowledgable and has vast legal experience. His calm approach helps you focus on the important issues and find resolution.  I would recommend Phil 100%.

 
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  Douglas McR. (Yeovil) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was extremely helpful and supportive through a very long and stressful case. His experience was invaluable and steered my case to a successful conclusion. I don't think I could have gotten through it without him.

 
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  Araventhy McR. about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil helped my partner with a very long and emotionally draining court case to gain contact with my partner's daughter; he was extremely professional and resolution-minded from the first phone call and I do not think we could have done so well without his guidance and thoughts throughout the process. I would highly recommend Phil due to his methodology, professionalism and foresight and my partner and I would not hesitate to ask for his help again.

 
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  Mia de C (Brighton) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was a great help from start to finish. His advice was brilliant and he was extremely supportive. He has excellent knowledge and I trusted him fully.I would highly recommend him as a Mackenzie friend.

 
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  Gary and Jacqui St. (Basingstoke) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I have had a few McKenzie friends help me over the years, and they were  good. Phil was the best help I have ever had. He was sincere and concerned about how I was coping. Easy to get hold of, replied promptly to emails or messages. the meetings I had with him were to the point, constructive and with a clear way forward. 

The statements he produced for the courts were well written and composed.  In the past I have used  the services of solicitors. Phil was as knowledgeable and more constructive and had a better plan of action. He is easy to communicate with, a good listener and cares about what he's doing. He gives you the bigger picture and wants the best outcome for the child and you.

Money well spent and worth a lot more.

Thank you Phil

 
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  James S. (Swindon) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

I found Phil to be an amazing help, very calm, relaxing and methodical. All of my worries were settled and his help was invaluable. I have no problems recommending Phil.

 
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  Michaela M. (London) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

From the first conversation Phil was excellent.  He had a quick grasp of the facts of the case and gave sound and invaluable advice.  Phil listened and advised as appropriate, taking on board all that was said.  He was focused and suggested realistic solutions to dealing with a very difficult problem.  I highly recommend Phil and his support was first class.

 
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  Mark K (London) about McKenzie Friend Phil Kedge

Phil was very professional and knowledgeable. A soothing calm in what could have been very tumultuous sea of bitterness. Phil is a very strong advocate of 'not rising to the bait,' if he were not present I fear I could have fallen victim. We got a court order granted at the first hearing. Would highly recommend

 
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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 court matters out of the hands of lawyers with an ethical business to reduce conflict and acrimony, to provide access to cost effective McKenzie Friend national services and to reduce the emotional harm to children.
 
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