Most women these days have grown accustomed to multi-tasking a variety of jobs and are able to develop important skills that could be applied to the challenging situation of representing oneself in court.  We have been able to bring our professional and personal experiences to the management of our own cases and we want to empower other women to take control of the decisions that are taken by legal professionals and the Justice system, which often doesn’t reflect the realities and needs of your particular case.  

We have a range of legal and mental health professionals with whom we work and who have been carefully chosen because of their appreciation of the value we bring to family law through our unique joint legal and psychological approach.

Self Representation and McKenzie Friend Training

  • Court Formalities
  • Civil and Criminal Courts
  • Occupation and Non-molestation orders
  • Domestic Violence Protection Orders
  • Alternative dispute resolution ( Mediation, Collaborative Law)
  • Legal Aid
  • Finding and choosing a McKenzie Friend
  • What a McKenzie friend can and cannot do
  • Preparation for Court Do’s and Dont’s
  • Making an application to the Court for an Orders and types of Orders
  • Responding to an application for a child arrangement order
  • Directions hearing, requests and orders
  • Reports ordered by the court
  • Working and Engaging with Agencies and Professionals
  • CAFCASS and Social Services
  • Children’s Best Interest and wellbeing
  • Writing statements and Affidavits
  • Filing of evidence
  • Preparing for a hearing
  • Fact Finding, hearings
  • Cross examination
  • Direct and Indirect contact
  • Supervised and Unsupervised contact
  • Specific Issue orders
  • Final Hearings
  • Breach of Court orders
  • Enforcement of a child arrangement order
  • Domestic Violence
  • Special Measures

The subject matter of the training sessions described can be tailored to specific needs or interests.  The course elements outlined can be delivered as one-off sessions or as part of a course or module.

For further information on dates and prices and grants please contact us.