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The Society of Professional McKenzie Friends Ltd.


We are the Society of Professional McKenzie Friends.

Our members offer a low cost alternative to instructing a solicitor.


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).


“ Any person, whether he be a professional man or not, may attend  (court) as a friend of either party, may take notes, may quietly make suggestions, and give advice."

(Lord Chief Justice Tenterden ,1831)


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.


For that reason, we formed this self-regulating McKenzie Friends Directory, to protect consumers . We ensure our members are competent, insured, and comply with court rules and good practice.


On this website you will find our McKenzie Friends Directory, the standards you can expect of  them, and a complaints procedure for those occasions when they fail to live up to those standards.



Choose from our list of approved professionals

Read previous customer comments, and this independent report: The findings overall suggest that customers find the SPMF service to be beneficial.”




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