How We Save on Costs
We keep our overheads low by passing on the lower rates associated with family law support, or McKenzie Friend* work, when support is all that is required. We make our services as cost effective as possible, without compromising on service or quality.
When you are embarking on this process, you need a lot of information to inform your decisions on how to proceed. To this end we offer an Initial £50 Meeting to help educate clients about the many choices and cost structures that exist to help you to resolve your family matters. This session takes as long as you need.
Offering Family Law Assistance, we provide legal support as a McKenzie Friend*, whilst drawing on the mentorship of leading family lawyers and consulting with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to ensure that we bring the knowledge and experience of senior family lawyers and apply SRA regulatory guidelines to our McKenzie Friend* practice. We charge you the lower rates associated with legal support when support is what you need. When advice is what you need, we can help you put together your brief to a solicitor or barrister and you need only pay the higher rate of legal advice when you actually need advice.
We also keep costs down by keeping the cost of premises to a minimum. We invite you to come to our Cambridge base whenever convenient but are happy to travel within Cambridgeshire and London and have arrangements with many local libraries to meet with you in one of their comfortable meeting rooms nearest to your home or place of work. We find this builds in a level of flexibility as well as reduced cost which works well for our clients, who are often very busy juggling life as well as trying to gather files of information and documentation before then making life changing decisions.
*A McKenzie Friend is someone who can help you at Court if you are a Litigant in Person (LiP) and who can help you prepare your case and relevant documents. There are some things that a McKenzie Friend cannot do on your behalf, such as conduct litigation, file Court documents or write letters although they can provide assistance with these activities, for you to then send, yourself. There is a Practice Direction issued by the Family Court which provides the guidelines. Currently, a McKenzie Friend does not need to be legally trained, have indemnity insurance or abide by SRA guidelines. It is a good idea to verify which of these three important areas of legal support, your McKenzie Friend does offer.