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Court rules that similar fact evidence may be adduced in ‘Shape of You’ case (Sheeran v Chokri)

Court rules that similar fact evidence may be adduced in ‘Shape of You’ case (Sheeran v Chokri)
Published on: 07 January 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court rules that similar fact evidence may be adduced in ‘Shape of You’ case (Sheeran v Chokri)
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Article summary

TMT analysis: In an appeal heard in the High Court, the court has declined to strike out allegations in the defendants' pleadings seeking to rely on similar fact evidence. The claimants sought to rely on the lack of information submitted regarding the evidence the defendants sought to rely on, however the court rejected this argument holding that at this stage it is to be assumed that the parties will be able to adduce evidence, stating that the test that needs to be satisfied is first whether there is any potential probative value to the evidence that merits it being adduced. A second part of the test required the consideration of multiple factors during the judge’s assessment of the potential significance of the evidence in the context of the case as a whole. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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