If you are acting as Litigant in Person (LiP), you can use the services of a McKenzie Friend to help you with your case, for a small fee. A McKenzie Friend can accompany you to Court, help you with paperwork and give you advice, however, they cannot speak for you, or directly to the Judge without prior permission. A McKenzie Friend does not need to be legally trained, or have any special qualifications at all. As such, it can be difficult to be sure you are getting good advice. There are several very good MKF’s however, but it is worth being cautious.