- Adducing late evidence: An application for the bold? (Estate of Michael Heiser v Islamic Republic of Iran)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Dispute Resolution analysis: In approaching an application to adduce late evidence, the court considered whether there is good reason for the late application, the significance of the new material, prejudice to parties and the overriding objective to deal with cases justly and at proportionate cost (including fairly and expeditiously). While certain expert evidence was allowed in a manner accommodated by robust case management, the application to adduce a late witness statement seeking to advance a case that should have been raised earlier and comprising a ‘belated attempt to fill an evidential lacuna’ was firmly dismissed. Written by Danielle Carr, partner, at Rosenblatt.
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