The                     Team

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The Familia Team are committed to supporting parents and other family members in making the best arrangements for children after separation.

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Amanda
McPherson

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Amanda has been a full-time professional McKenzie Friend since 2012, and has built a solid reputation as one of the best in her field.  Travelling to courts all over the UK, she has helped to assist hundreds of parents, grandparents and their children.  Previously to this she ran the helpline for Reunite Child Abduction Centre and worked as a clerk for a family lawyer where she developed a passion for assisting families.

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Ashley
Pledger

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Ashley is an experienced professional McKenzie Friend with a degree in Psychology and Criminology.  In this role she has assisted many parents through the Court system, as well as numerous extended family members such as grandparents, aunts and uncles. Ashley has extensive knowledge of the Family Court system and has assisted on many complex and long running cases, including abduction and change of residence cases.

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Samuel 
Harris

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Samuel is the newest member of the team, and he has experience in completing Children Act applications, attending Court hearings and preparing other Court documents. As well as his role as a professional McKenzie Friend, Samuel is a men's wellness practitioner, and he helps men to overcome the stigma around mental health and helps to prevent loneliness and suicide. He has also recently worked in adult social care, mainly working with adults with learning disabilities.