McKenzie Friend Professionals Limited provide high quality support to self litigants before and during court cases, as well as with other legal and financial issues. As a McKenzie Friend is not a qualified lawyer and we do not give legal advice, our fees are far cheaper, and allow you to represent yourself professionally in the things that matter most to you.
What Is A McKenzie Friend?
Due to the cost of instructing a solicitor or barrister, many people now decide to represent themselves at courts and tribunals. In addition, more people are now representing themselves at important meetings with banks, Inland Revenue, councils and other corporates. While there are many perils and challenges in doing this well, New Zealand law now allows the assistance of a support person (known as a McKenzie Friend) during these proceedings.
Can I Represent Myself with the Support of a McKenzie Friend?
Representing yourself professionally during your legal proceedings (either beforehand or during) or in important meetings with corporates and other parties should not be as challenging as it is perceived, particularly if you have the support of a McKenzie Friend to help you to professionally prepare your case before and during your time in court or meetings.
Click here to find out more, or contact our team on (09) 489 4236 for a free initial discussion of your case.
McKenzie Friend Professionals Media Updates
30 September 2017 - Greater access to Justice featured on The Post - Click here
22 September 2017 - McKenzie Friend Professionals Training Programme featured on Stuff.co.nz - Click here
11 December 2017 - Vinay Deobhakta featured on Scoop.co.nz
Bringing a wealth of legal and commercial experience (20 years as a lawyer and a lifetime of experience as an entrepreneur and businessman), Vinay is the pioneer of the McKenzie Friend concept within New Zealand.
With a core of very happy McKenzie Friend clients throughout New Zealand and Australia, he is able to discuss your needs, and if appropriate support you during your complex legal or financial matter.
Contact us on (09) 489 4236, or click here to find out more about Vinay.
Can I Become A McKenzie Friend Professional?
If you are a person who is passionate about helping others who are facing legal and financial difficulties get the justice they deserve, a career as a professional McKenzie Friend could be right for you!
McKenzie Friend Professionals Limited offer a full programme for those wish to enter this exciting industry. With professional support and accreditation, we provide a full pathway to a new fulfilling life-long career. Click here to find out more.