McKenzie Friends and Litigants in Person

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Course Overview

The use and role of the McKenzie Friend in family law proceedings is subject to on-going controversy, not least due to the current debate regarding whether or not ‘paid Friends’ should be subject to a Code of Conduct.

This course will provide busy practitioners with a round-up of what McKenzie Friends can and can’t do during court proceedings and will offer guidance on how to approach and conduct cases in which McKenzie Friends are involved.  

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Have a greater understanding of the role of McKenzie Friends in court proceedings
    • Have considered examples of key cases involving McKenzie Friends
    • Be aware of the ways in which the court can limit the involvement of such advisors if they deem it necessary

What is the target audience?

  • Family Law Solicitors



About Instructor - Helen Brandon

Helen is a Deputy District Judge with a family ticket and therefore well placed to deal with all areas of family and children law. Called to the Bar in 1993, Helen’s specialises in children law, financial provision, divorce proceedings and personal protection at her practice in Atlantic Chambers in Liverpool.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    1 Page
  • Evaluation Form
    2 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60