A McKenzie friend assists a litigant in person in a court of law in England and Wales. ... The crucial point is that litigants in person are entitled to have assistance, lay or professional, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Their role was set out most clearly in the eponymous 1970 case McKenzie v McKenzie.
At A.W.Erskine & Co. we offer legal support and information for those who do not qualify for legal aid.
What We Can do
We can offer Legal support and information based on our experience and Legal Knowledge, just as a usual solicitor.
We can attend court with you if needed and can take notes and offer support.
We can draft letters for you and include all the Legal Acts and information needed to argue your case.
We effectively assume the role of assisting with legal proceedings without assuming the title of a qualified Lawyer.
What We Cannot Do
We cannot sign and lodge certain legal documents relating to the granting of probate.
We cannot sign and lodge certain legal documents relating to the transfer of land and property.
At A.W.Erskine & Co. we are here to help you through the legal process of achieving justice in whatever your case may be.
We offer many services to make justice more accessible for everybody, at a rate that is much more affordable than those offered by fully qualified solicitors and lawyers.