McKenzie Friend – Masterclass
This course is designed for those who want to offer the full range of McKenzie friend services from day one. The course facilitates the development of a complete practical skillset and embeds a comprehensive knowledge of Family Court processes and legal frameworks.
The course requires a longer commitment to learning and participants are expected to produce assignments that demonstrate the ability to follow instructions, conventions, and protocol relevant to tasks such as writing statements and other documents to support litigants in preparing for court.
It is highly likely that in the future, comprehensive training such as the McKenzie Friend Masterclass will become a mandatory requirement. As the first extensive McKenzie friend training course in the UK, this vocational education suite remains the gold standard.
Teaching and Assessment
The McKenzie Friend Masterclass is divided into fifteen modules and is delivered as a predominantly online offering to maximise flexibility and accessibility to the widest possible range of applicants. Learners are also invited to attend four classroom-based full day courses in central London. This is optional as all the essential content is contained within the online offering. We do encourage attendance if possible to give learners the best possible learning experience.
Learn how to deal with each element of a court case through individual modules consisting of lectures, presentations, resources, and self-assessment exercises. Complete the series of walk-through exercises accompanying each module. Exercises are designed to encourage the retention of key information. Measure learning using the answer key (self-assessment tool) provided with each module.
Complete a marked and graded assignment at the end of each module.
Pass the assignment before progressing to the next module. All completed end-of-course assignments are submitted and marked with feedback. An assignment that does not meet the criteria for a pass can be resubmitted and extra support is always provided to make sure you can reach the required standard with confidence. Study all fifteen modules to achieve the full Masterclass course certificate.
Flexible learning means that you can start and finish the course to fit around your availability. The only fixed components are the day courses in London which are repeated three times a year.
I am Simon Walland and I am offering these services to show and explain how you can represent yourself in the family courts with confidence. Understand the procedure and what is expected of you to get the solution you are seeking I have been a McKenzie Friend since 2003 and have been in thousands of hearings at all levels of court. I have a Law Degree and was Called to the Bar as a Barrister in 2010. My experience includes teaching Law Students, McKenzie Friends and anybody representing themselves in the Courts since 2012. I have also provided specialist training courses to Domestic Abuse charities, Universities and various Support Groups and have been able to help several thousand people in that time.