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A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure

A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure (24th edn)

Stuart Sime
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date: 05 October 2022

33p. 370 Hearsaylocked

33p. 370 Hearsaylocked

  • Stuart SimeStuart SimeAssociate Dean and Head of Department, The City Law School, City, University of London

Abstract

This chapter considers the admissibility of and procedural matters relating to hearsay evidence in civil cases. Hearsay evidence is where a witness gives evidence of facts they have not personally experienced for the purpose of proving the truth of those facts. Hearsay may be written or oral, and may be first-hand, second-hand, etc. Evidence is no longer excluded in civil cases solely on the ground that it is hearsay. However, in practice, trial judges give limited weight to hearsay evidence.

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