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The issue to consider will be generally whether a third party can obtain a copy of a witness statement from the court in respect of live proceedings, and whether there are any restrictions on the applicant in the proceedings regarding disclosing a witness statement to non-parties.
The status and use of a witness statement will depend on whether it is a draft witness statement or a final one which has been signed off by the witness.
Draft witness statements and affidavits are privileged unless and until privilege is waived. For information on privilege, see Practice Notes: Privilege—general principles and Privilege—joint and common interest privilege.
A witness statement that stands as evidence in chief is open to public inspection, unless the court orders otherwise (CPR 32.13). The court will only
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Fraud by false representationFraud by false representation applies to a broader range of conduct than the offences under the preceding legislation (the Theft Act 1968 (TA 1968)). No gain or loss need actually be made, and no deception need operate on the mind of the deceived for the Fraud Act 2006
On the disposition of a property (whether by way of conveyance, transfer or charge), the party making the disposition will normally provide a title guarantee which implies standard form covenants for title. A landlord may give a title guarantee when granting a lease, but this is rare in practice.
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