Factual evidence

Factual evidence guidance:

When to use an affidavit Affidavits are a means of adducing sworn, written evidence. In certain circumstances, affidavits are required but in general witness statements...

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This practice note examines what a certified copy is, when a certified copy is required, who can certify a document and what format the certification should take, use of...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on witness statements and factual evidence for use at trial in the Chancery Division under Chapter 19 of the Chancery Guide. In...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is...

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In this Practice Note, we identify difficulties which may arise when interviewing or ‘proofing’ witnesses and what approach to take in light of CPR requirements and case...

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This Practice Note looks at what confidential information is, who it belongs to and how to protect it. It considers disclosure obligations in relation to confidential...

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This Practice Note focuses on General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) and data protection issues that...

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This Practice Note provides information on the technical requirements when drafting witness statements. This includes how to format the witness statement, the required...

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This Practice Note focuses on exhibits to factual witness statements and affidavits. It explains what an exhibit is and sets out practical considerations to take into...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter...

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What is a notice to admit facts? Put simply a notice requests the other side to admit facts in the case. The aim of such a notice is to save time, and importantly, costs,...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is...

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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with: • Witnesses—interviewing which covers, among other things, interviewing another party's witness and a witness' duty...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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Documents that must be verified by a statement of truth A statement of truth must be included in a number of different documents. The deponent is required to verify that...

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STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is being reviewed as part of our routine quality control processes and in light of the High Court’s judgment of 4 October 2019 in Glaxo...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on witness statements and factual evidence for use at trial in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) under CPR 60, CPR PD 60...

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This Practice Note looks at the requirements for the following: • statutory declarations • oaths • affirmations • affidavits • formalities for administrating statutory...

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Code of conduct requirements A solicitor's relationship with witnesses has to be handled carefully. When preparing witness evidence there are a number of new requirements...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has some implications for...

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ARCHIVED: Note: this Practice Note only gives guidance on the provisions implemented in April 2013. It does not provide guidance on any subsequent...

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This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes: Witness evidence—giving evidence at trial, Trials—overview and Preparing for trial. You...

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Serving witness statements If you wish to rely on witness evidence, it must be set out in a witness statement, which must be served within the time specified by the court...

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Similar facts evidence—meaning and the general position On occasion, evidence may exist that, for example, your client or opponent has behaved in a similar way to that...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is...

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Evidence in support of interim applications—points of general application This Practice Note deals with drafting a witness statement in support of a particular type of...

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This Practice Note provides general guidance for the drafting of the substantive content in factual witness statements under Part 32 of the CPR. In particular, what...

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Where a party to proceedings wishes to compel a witness to attend court or produce documents to the court, they may consider using a witness summons. This Practice Note...

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On 1 April 2013, the 'Jackson Reforms' were implemented. Two of Jackson LJ’s overarching objectives are for proportionality and pro-active case management....

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