“Having Alison by my side at court made the whole day easier. Having emotional support combined with calm sensible advice kept the proceedings moving smoothly. Having someone who has a great knowledge of the law as well as an experience of parenting, meant I was supported in my head and heart- which in child cases is invaluable. Thank you so much Alison!”
Profile: Alison is knowledgeable, sharp and experienced McKenzie Friend. Working directly for Simon Walland, a non-practising barrister with extensive court experience who trains many McKenzie Friends, Alison has the necessary skill set to deliver a highly professional service to every family she assists.
Alison has assisted in a wide range of cases and is child focused, from directions through to complex fact finding hearings where she takes pride in assisting the court to ensure a Litigant in Person receives a fair hearing. Her calm and reassuring approach helps families feel supported and confident during their hearings and the nerve wracking waiting in the court.
Alison is an advocate for children experiencing the best possible upbringing and in addition to working as a McKenzie Friend she is a School Governor and safeguarding representative on her Church Council. Alison offers support to parents in London, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and North (Manchester/Birmingham/Newcastle) and primarily works in the Family Courts of Barnet, Croydon, Northampton, Cambridge and Peterborough. She can also travel further on request.