Witness statement opposing an application to challenge English court jurisdiction
Witness statement opposing an application to challenge English court jurisdiction

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Witness statement opposing an application to challenge English court jurisdiction

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Filed on behalf of the claimant

Witness Statement of [insert initial and surname of witness ]

Number of witness statement: [insert number of witness statement in relation to the witness]

Exhibit details: [insert initials and number of each exhibit referred to]

Date on which statement was made: [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. [Party A]        Claimant

  1. and

  1. [Party B]        Defendant

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[NUMBER OF WITNESS STATEMENT EG FIRST] Witness Statement of [insert name of witness] on behalf of the claimant

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I [insert full name of the witness] of [insert address] WILL SAY as follows:

  1. 1

    I am [set out position of witness and involvement in the proceedings eg the solicitor instructed on behalf of the claimant in this action].

  2. 2

    I make this witness statement in response to the Defendant’s application for a stay of these proceedings, together with the associated relief set out in the Application Notice and