- Court of Appeal—judge wrong to order split trial where same matters and evidence (Fox v Jewell)
- Practical implications
- Court details
The Court of Appeal has ruled that the lower court was wrong to order a split trial in circumstances where one of the parties would have to give evidence twice in relation to the same matters and it was inevitable that the evidence would be slightly different when given for the second time. It was preferable that evidence was only given on one occasion. In circumstances where the judge's reasons for ordering a split trial had not been entirely logical, it was better for the court to intervene at the instant stage rather than following the two trials.
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