Mothers Unite UK

Domestic and child abuse in Family Court


Note-McKenzie Friends are not professionals. They can be anyone except a relative and assist a litigant in person in a court of law in England and Wales. This person does not need to be legally qualified. Litigants in person are entitled to have assistance, lay or professional, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Please be very careful with MKFs, many are pro fathers. See Practice Guidance: McKenzie Friends (Civil and Family Courts)

Recommended by members:

Diane Jordan-experienced former solicitor, member of the group. Willing to offer assistance at half her normal rates for members of MU
Matthew Miklaucich of Milner Elledge in Romford, Essex.
Barrister, Amy Stout
Camilla Khawaja NOTE (26/11/2019) now Not recommended after a member reported that she and Nadia Raphael who work together,have been reported for professional negligence for not doing any work on cases and charging large sums of money up front.
Tozers Solicitors - Newton Abbott, Devon
Rachel Horman -Domestic abuse knowledge- Lancashire NOTE: (9/11/2018) Poor service experienced by a member. High initial consulation cost then transferred to an inexperienced trainee, poor outcome
Philcox Gray solicitors, particularly Denise Hoilette - London based
Philip Squire & Lindsay Adams - barristers
Best Solicitors, Sheffield-Alison Leversidge, Shetal Gudgeon, Wendy Bailey
Fiona McCreath 2BKW- Barrister
Charlie Parker- solicitor Prescot
Katy Dale - barrister- chambers in Liverpool
Peter Reynolds - Rowberry Morris- Richmond and Staines
Melanie Johnson at Pump Court in London as direct access barrister. Thorough and cut through the nonsense. Highly recommend.

Fiona Maria Barry
Karin Swankie (possibly deals more in care and SS?)
Emma Simpson and case worker Jane Warren both from GDASS.

Dr Richard Eyre - based in Wiltshire but travels. Very thorough & very kind