In what capacity can GBG Law help me in Court?

We may be able to..

- Act as a McKenzie Friend..

We derive our discretionary power to quietly assist or to otherwise present a case with the Court's authority and at their discretion as a McKenzie friend (McKenzie v McKenzie [1970] 3WLR 472 3 ALL ER 1034 CA)

- Act as a Litigation Friend..

At the Court and other organisation's discretion, we may be able to offer representation as non-legal Advocates for those who lack capacity (Mental Capacity Act 2005) although the preferred choice, wherever possible, would be through the HM Government's Official Solicitor's Office. If they cannot assist, we may be able to.

- Act as Litigants in Person..

Where Caseworkers and Senior non-legal Advocates experience an injustice themselves and they reasonably believe that wider society are likely to be adversely affected by the same issue, our Caseworkers and Senior non-legal Advocates are encouraged to make constructive complaints to the organisations concerned, where appropriate to escalate these to Ombudsmans and finally to Court or Tribunals where the issue is not resolved.

GBG Law Advocates are not Legal Advocates and our work is solely carried out in the United Kingdom.

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New and Potential Clients

If you are a new or potential client, You could submit a General Enquiries form by clicking here. You can also telephone the GBG Law New Clients Team on 03303 501261 and select option 1.

Existing Clients

If you are a current Client, you could submit an Existing Client form by clicking here. You can also telephone the GBG Law Existing Client's Team on 03303 501261 and select option 2.

Complaint Subjects

If you are a current Complaint Subject, you could submit a Complaint Subject form by clicking here. You can also telephone the GBG Law Complaint Subject's Team on 03303 501261 and select option 3.

General Helpful Information

The GBG Law Contact Centre is open between 11am and 6pm, Monday - Friday. All calls from landlines and mobiles in the UK are charged at the local rate and may be recorded for legal, security and training purposes. Outside of these times, a secure voicemail facility is available. You can also fax the team on 03303 500754. If you choose to send a fax, please let us know which department your fax is intended for on your fax cover sheet. We do not accept service of legal documents by fax or otherwise.

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