FRIENDLY SUPPORT WITH EXPERIENCE

We are professional Lay Advocates (also known as a McKenzie Friend) who provide support to people who are involved in court proceedings without the services of a solicitor. These types of people or called ‘Litigant in Person’.

WE HAVE EXPERIENCED IT SO WE CAN HELP YOU

Lay Advisers responsibilities and conduct are governed by the Practice Note 3/2012 (Civil and Family). The law allows a Litigant in Person to receive reasonable assistance from a Lay Adviser, which includes the following;

  • Providing moral support
  • Taking Notes
  • Help with case papers
  • provide advice in court

To view our full list of services click here: What We Do   

OUR COMMITMENT TO HELP OUR CLIENTS AND FULLY DISCLOSE THE MYSTERY OF THE  COURT PROCESS

Due to the withdrawal of Legal Aid from criminal and civil procedures, particularly in Family mattes, many people find themselves unable to afford solicitors to represent them during the court process. Team Advocate firmly believe that everyone should have access to justice and we therefore aim to provide a cost effective solution for Litigants in Person.

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MEET THE TEAM

CLIVE ANTHONY BA (Hons), DipHE Law

SENIOR LAY ADVISOR

Clive has extensive knowledge and experience of the  Family Court judicial process . Clive has personal experience of litigating a divorce, child arrangement order and financial order, in which he represented himself in all processes. Further to this, Clive has an educational background in law. He studied A-level law and a DipHE Law.

MADDISON WADE

LAY ADVISOR

Maddison  is a qualified Paralegal,  who is currently completing her final year of a LLB Law degree. She has worked for the company since 2015, and has provided invaluable contribution in relation to Family and Civil court matters.

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