- Factors fatally undermining the reliability of a personal injury claimant and their evidence (Hibberd-Little v Carlton)
- What are the practical implications?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
Personal Injury analysis: In Hibberd-Little v Carlton, the claimant’s demeanour and responses under cross-examination led the judge to conclude she was an inaccurate and unreliable witness. Simon McCann, barrister at Deans Court Chambers, explains the implications for witnesses, and sounds a note of caution for lawyers on the issue of ‘confirmation bias’.
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