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In this Practice Note, we address the courts’ power to manage evidence under CPR 32.1 and, in relation to witness evidence specifically, under CPR 32.2(3). We also look at points to consider when proposing factual witnesses and the courts’ approach to case managing witness evidence.
This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.
Under CPR 32.1, the court can:
control the evidence by giving directions as to:
the issues on which it requires evidence
the nature of the evidence which it requires to decide those issues, and
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