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Help and support for men and their families who are in, or have been in, an abusive or violent relationship and don't know where to turn for help and advice.    

McKenzie Friend

 

 

 

Now Legal Aid has ended for civil matters, those involved in matrimonial and custody cases will have to represent themselves in court (called a 'litigant in person') or be able to finance the full costs of legal representation.

 

A McKenzie Friend is somebody who accompanies a litigant in person to a court hearing for the purpose of assisting him in such matters as taking notes, helping to organise the documents and quietly making suggestions - for example - questions to put to a witness. Although usually a non-lawyer the McKenzie Friend should not be thought of as a species of lay advocate and has no right to address the court. (The Association of McKenzie Friends)

 

Please contact Men Have Rights Too for more information of how a McKenzie Friend may be able to help you.

 

Men Have Rights Too not only assists with form filling, writing statements and court procedures, but we can help you to cope with the emotional turmoil and the strain of attending court.  This will help you to present yourself in a calmer way on the day and to be more able to express yourself in a clear and concise way and less liable to feelings of being flustered.

 

Men Have Rights Too can offer a McKenzie Friend service in the South East Area, but for other areas either contact us or refer to www.mckenziefrienduk.net to find a McKenzie Friend in your area.

 

A fee will be charged for this service