16 Feb 2021

New Rules on Witness Statements: Not Just Another Webinar

Substantial reforms to the preparation and presentation of witness statements are about to be implemented in the Business and Property Courts in England & Wales.

Marion Smith QC, Joe-han Ho, Ruth Keating and Philippe Kuhn will cover 10 key areas related to this new regime:

  • Identifying the problems that have led to the reforms
  • The policy behind the reforms in Practice Direction PD 57AC
  • The Statement of Best Practice
  • The Certificate of Compliance
  • Listing of Documents
  • An enhanced statement of truth
  • Alternative ways of deploying the evidence
  • Naming and shaming
  • Costs implications
  • The implications for the users of courts and international arbitration

Date and Time :

Tuesday 16th February, 9.30am - 10.30am




The judgment referred to is Odyssey Re (London) Ltd v OIC Run-Off [2000] EWCA Civ 71

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