We are the Society of Professional McKenzie Friends.
Our members offer a low cost alternative to instructing a solicitor.
All are insured, competent professionals you can rely on.
Instead of instructing a solicitor or barrister, some people choose to represent
themselves at court, in which case they are entitled to the reasonable assistance
of a friend (known as a McKenzie Friend).
Solicitors and Barristers must adhere to standards of conduct and there are regulatory
bodies to ensure that they do. but there is no equivalent regulator controlling
the activities of McKenzie Friends. Anyone can call themselves a McKenzie Friend.
That is why this McKenzie Friends Directory exists, to protect you, the consumer.
We ensure our members are competent, insured, and comply with court rules and good
“As things are the cost of professional legal help very quickly spiral out of control
and beyond the means of the average person like me. In my experience the judge courted
the view of my mckenzie friend on more than occasion which was a reflection of how
he had helped me present by arguments.”