How much does a McKenzie friend cost?

McKenzie Friend cost - plain and simpleHow much does a McKenzie Friend cost? Our fees are straightforward.

Give us details of your hearing or what work you need assistance is and we’ll give you a fixed price that won’t change.

We do this to make things as easy as possible for you. Court hearings are rarely as short as you may think – there is often a lot of waiting around. To ensure the best possible outcome we need our clients to focus purely on their goals, not watching the clock, worrying that another hour waiting means over another £250 to pay on top of an already large legal bill.


  • 1.) Paperwork, meetings etc: £65 per hour.
  • 2.) Attendance at hearing: Average £380, depending on location and length of hearing.
  • 3.) Bundle preparation, printing & service: £300-£350 depending on size and type of hearing.
  • 4.) Cross examination questions (used to examine witnesses using bundles):  £300-£400 depending on number of witnesses.

All fees are fully inclusive of travel, VAT, etc. and there is no additional cost too.

Some perspective – with our assistance at hearing you’ll be paying 1 1/2 hours worth of a typical solicitor’s time for the entire hearing regardless of whether the hearing lasts as long as scheduled or all day; if this happened you could typically expect to pay your solicitor around £2,000!


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