Welcome to a Sunny, Summery week, where the possibility of shining a questioning light on all things family law related seems only natural.

Our question for you this week revolves around the tension surrounding McKenzie Friends. Legal professionals are, in the main, concerned that McKenzies, by virtue of their non-legal backgrounds, cause more harm than good inside the system, whilst the Legal Services Consumer Panel feel they offer support and can help to ease delay and confusion inside the family courts.

The thought we’d love you to ruminate on then, is this: are McKenzies a help or a hindrance inside the system?