Witness statement in support of application for a letter of request under the Hague Convention

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  • Witness statement in support of application for a letter of request under the Hague Convention

Witness statement in support of application for a letter of request under the Hague Convention

Name: [insert]

Witness Statement: [insert]

Date: [insert]

Exhibits: [insert]

[Date of translation: [insert date]]

Claim No. [insert claim number].

[IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS [OF ENGLAND AND WALES OR IN [insert location] OR

[Specify division]

[Specify specialist court]

[Insert location] DISTRICT REGISTRY

THE COUNTY COURT AT [insert location]

[BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS LIST

Between

  1. [Insert party]        [Claimant OR Applicant OR Respondent]

  1. and

  1. [Insert party]        [Defendant OR Applicant OR Respondent]

_____________________________________________________________________________

[Number of witness statement eg first] WITNESS STATEMENT OF [Insert name of witness] ON BEHALF OF THE [Claimant/Defendant]

_____________________________________________________________________________

I [name] of [address] state as follows:

    1. 1

      I am [set out position of witness and involvement in the proceedings]. I am duly authorised to make this witness statement on behalf of the [Claimant OR Defendant].

    1. 2

      I make this witness statement in support of the [Claimant OR Defendant]’s application for an order pursuant to a Rule 34.13(1A), that:

      (1) A letter of request be issued to the competent judicial authority of [country] for the examination of [Name of Witnesses] of [last known address of witness(es)] on the [Claimant’s OR Applicant’s OR Defendant’s OR Respondent’s] behalf

      [(2) These proceedings be stayed until the return of the letter of request and examination]

    1. 3

      I am duly authorised by the [Claimant OR Defendant] to make this statement.

    1. 4

      I drafted this witness statement myself and these are my own words.

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