Women's McKenzie Friend.

Fee Structure

Fee Structure

Going through the family court to arrange child contact arrangements and/or secure your financial future after separation and divorce can be stressful for every member of the family.

It is very common for disagreements to arise over child arrangements and finances, even between partners who are on good terms with each other.

We can help you navigate the family courts and legal process with care and compassion. Women’s McKenzie Friend is designed for all women who feel that a guiding hand and reassuring voice will make all the difference. Our mission is to provide excellent services with a desire to save you money.

As your trusted McKenzie Friends we offer excellent value services at low costs.

We believe that support to you, as a litigant in person, should be affordable and proportionate and on that basis our fees are charged at an hourly rate in most situations as indicated below. All fees are exempt from VAT.

Please have a look at the cost comparisons for the average hourly solicitor fees and that of Women’s McKenzie Friend.

Women's McKenzie Friend Fees

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Solicitor Fees

(from trainee to senior)
Child Arrangement Orders

£60 per hour

£140 - £280 per hour

Financial Proceedings

£60 per hour

Average total cost

£,1500-£2,100 No VAT payable

£5,000 - £20,000 + VAT

Women’s McKenzie Friend fees

£60 per hour

Our guidance will cover a variety of support options including assistance to complete applications and statements; help with evidencing, reading through and analysis of any documents relevant to the court proceedings including discussions about and suggestions of response to other parties’ statements. It can cover emotional support, reassurance, guidance around court processes, provision of information, preparation for court attendance and help to present your strongest case. Administration, phone calls and emails will also be included.

Our pro-rata fees are proportionate according to your needs. If you require 15 minutes extra support within the service provision we will request pro-rata fees of 15 minutes and will not charge for a minimum of 30 minutes as some other providers require.

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Our fees for support with online hearings throughout England and Wales

  • £75 for remote court hearings of one and a half hours, which includes a debrief after the hearing.
  • For longer remote hearings that take over an hour and a half, we will request a further £60 on a pro-rata basis.

Our McKenzie Friends will reassure you, provide emotional support throughout the hearing and assist you in relaying the important information you want to present to the court to promote your case. Once the online hearing has concluded we will guide and support you with any outcomes or any directions required of the court. (Support at all court hearings will require payment in advance 3 days prior to attendance. Please see full terms and conditions.)

Our fees to attend the family courts of Swindon, Oxford, Salisbury, Bath, Bristol, Basingstoke, Southampton, Portsmouth and Guidlford.

  • £210 for a half day
  • £420 for a full day
  • £50 per day travel expenses to all courts in the areas that I cover

Our McKenzie Friends will arrive 1 hour before the hearing starts: offer reassurance, clarify any points or questions, provide emotional support throughout the hearing and assist you in relaying the important information you want to present to the court to promote your case. We will take notes, offer information and prompt responses to answers.  Once the hearing has concluded we will talk through any outcomes or any directions required of the court. (Support at all court hearings will require payment in advance 3 days prior to attendance. Please see full terms and conditions.)

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Please contact us for a FREE 30 minute consultation to understand your situation.

In contacting Women’s McKenzie Friend through phone, email, video conferencing or a similar platform, you acknowledge having read these stated terms and conditions in relation to fees and you agree that this is the basis on which Women’s McKenzie Friend service provision is provided if you request assistance.