Claims and Dispute Resolution

Did you know:

  • Legal Aid in real terms has all but been abolished?
  • The Courts’ “Small Claims” financial limit has been increased to £10,000 (which means that even if you win your case and your claim has a value up to this amount you are unlikely to recover your legal costs from your opponent)?
  • Solicitors’ fees are now around £200 plus VAT per hour (in many cases higher) for this type of work?

I can give advice, assistance and support to you for these "Small Claims" actions.

Subject to certain conditions and the permission of the Judge, I am able to act as your 'McKenzie Friend' at Court.

As your 'McKenzie Friend' I may:

  • Provide moral support for you
  • Take notes
  • Help with case papers
  • Give advice on any aspect of the conduct of your case.

What I may not do, as your 'McKenzie Friend':

  • Act as your agent (representative) in relation to the proceedings
  • Manage your case outside court, for example by signing court documents
  • Address the court, make oral submissions or examine witnesses.