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A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure

A Practical Approach to Civil Procedure (23rd edn)

Stuart Sime
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date: 03 October 2022

p. 36032. Witness Statements, Affidavits, and Depositionslocked

p. 36032. Witness Statements, Affidavits, and Depositionslocked

  • Stuart SimeStuart SimeBPTC Course Director, The City Law School, City, University of London

Abstract

This chapter discusses the rules relating to the use of written evidence in civil proceedings. Under the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR), evidence given in civil trials is given primarily from the witness box, but with witness statements exchanged well before trial standing as the evidence-in-chief of the witnesses. The parties are required to exchange their witnesses’ statements in order to save time and costs at trial, and to enable the parties to evaluate the merits of their dispute with a view to settlement. Written evidence in support of interim applications can be given by a variety of different methods, but the principal means is by way of signed witness statements.

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