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Factors fatally undermining the reliability of a personal injury claimant and their evidence (Hibberd-Little v Carlton)

Factors fatally undermining the reliability of a personal injury claimant and their evidence (Hibberd-Little v Carlton)
Published on: 13 September 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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?

Article summary

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’. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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