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We are going to final hearing in a few months and I am my partners mackenzie friend.  I have also been asked to file an affidavit for the hearing.  My question is doesnt this make me a witness and if so, can still act as my partners mackenzie friend in the hearing?
Kaymac said
We are going to final hearing in a few months and I am my partners mackenzie friend.  I have also been asked to file an affidavit for the hearing.  My question is doesnt this make me a witness and if so, can still act as my partners mackenzie friend in the hearing?
  Firstly the Judge will have to give you permission to act as a McKenzie Friend and the other side can put an objection argument to the Court.

A McKenzie Friend cannot normally be a witness in a case. The rules are simple, if a witness is to be cross examined they cannot sit in the Court until after they have given their evidence and are not likely to be recalled.

You could ask that after you have given your evidence you could act as a McKenzie Friend.

The original 1970 Appeal was specific inasmuch that a Tenterden described Friend (now known as a McKenzie Friend) only provided assistance to ensure the case ran smoothly and was not a witness.
I already have permission.  My problem is that my partner needs me as a mackenzie friend (I have been for over 12 months), because of a disability.  However, me being a witness will benefit the case.  I'm torn.  I don't know what to do.  I'm extremely stressed about the whole thing and would really appreciate some guidance thru the process.   O_o If anyone out there can assist me step by step, I have a 'million' questions that I need answers for.  Thanks in advance…
The SRL people have a few public forums on this site. Apart from a ton of information they have available elsewhere I had a copy of their McKenzie Friend document from them a little while ago. It was informative and extremely useful for the trial.
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