About Debbie

How I work

I offer a brief discovery session to find out how I can support you – and this is followed by an in-depth, booked-in appointment.

During the in-depth appointment, we will go into more detail about your case and agree on the work to be done, including booking in any further meetings plus your court hearing(s) into my diary.

I attend meetings and hearings in Brighton – and beyond Brighton, by arrangement.

Contact me

I am passionate about helping you to achieve the right outcome for you.

I represented myself in court for many years as a litigant in person and have direct experience of dealing with family issues without a lawyer.

I am a professional McKenzie Friend based in Brighton – and I cover Brighton, the rest of Sussex, Surrey and further afield.

I offer legal help without the law firm price tag.

So, if you are dealing with family matters, I can help you.

Professional McKenzie Friend

I have worked informally as a McKenzie Friend for over 10 years and I have a postgraduate law degree.

I am a Professional McKenzie Friend and am a full member of the Society of Professional McKenzie Friends and of Family Law Assistance.

I work according to the McKenzie Friend Practice Guidance.

And I adhere to the Society of Professional McKenzie Friends Code of Conduct for McKenzie Friends.

Find out more about me here.

Please note:
I have a law degree but I am not a lawyer.
This means I can not sign documents on your behalf.
I can not speak to a judge on your behalf during your court hearing, unless a judge invites me to do so.

Portrait by: Antonia Kavaš