About Debbie

Debbie Thomas - Professional McKenzie Friend

How I work

I offer a brief introductory session (for free) to find out how I can support you.  This is followed by a 1-hour, booked-in appointment.

During the 1-hour appointment, we will go into more detail about your case and agree on the work to be done, including booking me to attend your court hearing(s) with you.

I attend hearings and meetings in Brighton and the rest of Sussex, London and Surrey.  I can cover other areas by arrangement.

Contact me

Are you are dealing with a family matter and hearings in the family court without a lawyer?

Unsure what to do or how to do it?

Let me help you.

My name is Debbie Thomas and I can offer legal help without the law firm price tag.

Why me?

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

It would be my pleasure to work with you and share what I have learnt from my years of experience of the family courts in England.

I was a litigant in person for many years and have direct experience of representing myself in family court without a solicitor or barrister.

I am a Professional McKenzie Friend based in Brighton and I have a legal background.

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 member of the McKenzie Friend Organisation and of the Society of Professional McKenzie Friends.

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.

Read testimonials from clients I have worked with.

Please note:
I have a postgraduate 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