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Judging the honesty of witnesses in personal injury claims

Published on: 06 January 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Judging the honesty of witnesses in personal injury claims
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Article summary

Personal Injury analysis: Craig Budworth, solicitor at DWF LLP, explains that Akhtar v Ball shows that where there is clear evidence of dishonesty, judges are willing to make findings of fundamental dishonesty, enabling defendants to enforce costs orders without further orders from the court or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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