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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.


What We Offer

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.


For that reason, we formed the Society of Professional McKenzie Friends, as a self-regulatory body, to protect consumers and courts. We vet our members to ensure they are competent, insured, and comply with court rules and good practice.


On this website you will find contact details for each of our members, the standards of conduct 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.”




Judges Consultation on Professional McKenzie Friends - Final Report, Feb 2019


Courts refuse special treatment to Litigants in Person - March  2018


Our response to the Competition and Markets Authority report 15/12/2016


Legal Choices

If you are a McKenzie Friend, interested in becoming a member, find out more on this link