Yes, they require regulation: the one charging McKenzie Friend I know ripped a poor woman off big time.
In the Association of McKenzie Friends, we don’t charge. We are just advocating the ‘public interest’. By publishing for example. So we don’t require ‘financial regulation’.
Knowledge and experience are difficult to ‘regulate’, especially when it’s about abusive fathers and mothers who are protective of their children.
But also when it’s about mean mothers who don’t allow equal access to their children to their fathers.
Ethics, morals and values are difficult to regulate, too…
Has Lord Dyson asked himself
- why McKenzie Friends have become necessary in the first place?
- why are they especially necessary in the family courts?
- how do victims of white collar crimes become McKenzie Friends?
I think we should be considered as ‘signals of alarm’ and ‘beacons of conscience’ to a profession that has lost more and more credibility, certainly since I have been watching and monitoring, i.e. since 1996.