McKenzie Friends


FNF provides a list of people who approach us wishing to offer services to our members, and you may also meet McKenzie Friends on our forums or at your local branch meeting. Please be aware that FNF does not warrant or accept liability for the quality of information they offer, and cannot consider complaints about information given in relation to court proceedings as the law does not allow this. We do, however, ask advertising McKenzies to agree to a McKenzie Friend Charter which relates to their conduct while members of FNF, and will consider complaints in relation to specific breaches of this Charter. A McKenzie Friend's access to forums, branch meetings and membership is subject to compliance with this Charter.

At all times the litigant in person must accept responsibility for running their case, and for covering all aspects of it. Things said by the McKenzie Friend are only suggestions. The litigant must assess for themselves its value and applicability to their case. The litigant should before accepting the services of a McKenzie Friend explore with them their knowledge, experience and approach and enquire as to whether they require reimbursement for costs (travel etc). The Litigant must accept responsibility for all decisions. 

There are two types of McKenzie friends, volunteers and those who charge for their services. Volunteers McKenzie for free but we strongly encourage you to pay for any expenses they incur whilst helping you, such as travel, meals, printing costs and so forth. They can be contacted through the FNF branch system. We do not list them here.

Below is a list of those who offer their services for a fee. We cannot recommend any individuals. It will be up to you to make a judgement on them and find out how much their fees are likely to be. Families Need Fathers has no control over their work but does welcome feedback, good or bad.

We have an agreed code of conduct which you might like to ask your McKenzie friend whether they agree to adhere to  (see link below)

McKenzie Friends who are listed by FNF, are required to be committed to Shared Parenting as laid out in Families Need Fathers' Charter. 

In particular, Para's 1 to 6 of the FNF Charter are expected to be considered by McKenzie Friends listed by FNF at all times and they will not assist a parent or other in a case or actions that oppose the principles laid out in the FNF Charter as follows:

1.      No child shall be denied a full and proper relationship with his or her parents unless it has been proved that such a relationship presents a risk to the child. Any attempt to deny or obstruct this relationship should be regarded as unacceptable.

2.      There should be a presumption of shared residence and this should be the starting point when parents separate.

3.      Children must feel that they have two properly involved parents, with free access to both.

4.      The importance of grandparents and the wider family must be recognised and addressed.

5.      Children should spend enough time with both parents to be able to negate any attempts at ‘parental alienation’.

6.      Preventing a child having a relationship with both parents by breaching a court order is unacceptable and the law should treat such breaches promptly and severely.

Mckenzie Friends listed by FNF are required to adhere to FNF Guidance for McKenzie Friends and Lay Advisors. Link to our code of conduct: Read it here.

 

Name       

Contact details

Support in court

Advice   

Case  Mgt

Papers prep

Signed up to FNF charter

Which areas covered

Rebecca Bernstein-Lewis 

www.familylawadvice.co.uk
rebeccalewismf@gmail.com
07951 908 935

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London, South-East and Midlands 

Jeff Botterill

jeff.botterill@familylawdecisions.co.uk  0845 053 4852 / 01372 940 473

www.familylawdecisions.co.uk 

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England and Wales   Surrey/London based

Colin Brealey

07962 367 651

www.familylawdecisions.co.uk

colin.brealey@familylawdecisions.co.uk

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Yes

England and Wales - Based in Burton upon Trent

Daniel Brooks

mckfriend@gmail.com  

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Yes

England and Wales - Based in London/Sussex/Kent

John Denbigh

http://contactandresidence.net/
johndenbigh@yahoo.co.uk  07747 001 726

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Yes 

London and South East England 

Pam Douglas

clubenquiry@gmail.com   01737 767 933   07719 979 672

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Yes

London and South East England

David Dunne 

dathidunne@hotmail.co.uk / 07792 185 789 / 020 8422 0139

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Yes 

England and Wales 

Sean Faulkner   

sean_faulkner@hotmail.com  0785 901 8383

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England and Wales

Helen Galley

galleymckenziefriend@hotmail.co.uk  07961 798 735
www.galleymckenziefriend.co.uk

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Yes

South East and Home Counties

Mark Gill

markgill01@yahoo.co.uk 07515 749 750 www.mckenziefriend.co.uk

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Yes

London and the South East and Solent

Tim Griffiths

mckenzie.friend@ntlworld.com 01483 822 050  / 07973 326 073

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Yes

England and Wales

Vicky Hosking

vickyhosking1@gmail.com     07764 844 194

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Yes

East Anglia and London

John Humphries

 jh@themckenzieservice.co.uk          07533 539 632 

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Yes

England and Wales

James Jonklaas

james@jonklaas.wanadoo.co.uk       020 8871 0823 / 07917 617 216

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Yes

London and Home Counties

John Junk 

www.fatherslegalresearch.co.uk  webenquiries@fatherslegalresearch.co.uk 028 90 290710/ 07968 625 913

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Yes

Northern Ireland, England and Wales

Vincent McGovern  

 vincentmcgovern@hotmail.co.uk  0208 904 0828 and 07944 295672  Based in Wembley.

 

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London, and Counties North, East, and West of London

Alex Molyneux

www.friend4litigants.co.uk
info@friend4litigants.co.uk 
07930 844821

Workload Dependent

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Yes

England and Wales - based in Yorkshire

Rebecca Parker

tazzette_uk@yahoo.co.uk 07916 287581

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Yes

England and Wales

Alex Plumbley-Jones

support@mymckenzie.co.uk   07813 366 920 / 01462 410 041

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Yes

England and Wales

Peter Pojuner   

peterpojuner@mckenzie.in  01395 270 665 / 07887 543 569

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Yes

England and Wales - based in Devon

Noel Robinson   

noelrobx@hotmail.com 0208 8898648 / 07507 111 368

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 Yes

England and Wales

Gavin Russell   

gavruss37@msn.com   07778 582232

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County Durham

Anette Schwidrowski  

http://schwidrowski.wix.com/mckenzie-friend
mymckfriend@gmail.com
0759 5549478

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Yes

England and Wales

Michaela Wade   

 michaela@allectuslimited.co.uk    07415 474503

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 Yes

 England and Wales

Steven Wade

 steven@allectuslimited.co.uk    07957 279219

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 England and Wales

Simon Walland   

info@simon-walland-family-law.co.uk 
www.simon-walland-family-law.co.uk
01322 400 412 / 07900 414121

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England and Wales, based in Kent and South East London

John White

john.h.white@blueyonder.co.uk   07956 699 962

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England and Wales, Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London

 Jason Wiggins

 jw@mckenziefriend.biz 07583 100 700

www.mckenziefriend.biz

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England and Wales, based in Nottingham