PROVING THINGS 76: A RECAP – I DIDN’T EXPECT TO GET THIS FAR…

Today saw the 75th in the series “proving things”. I never anticipated that the series would run so long, I initially planned around 10 posts. Now we have reached 75 (and with no plans to stop) this is an appropriate time to recap on the series.

You would think that somewhere,  in a very prominent place, within the professional legal curriculum there would be a course on “how to prove things”.  That this series has lasted so long shows the problems caused by the absence of training and consideration of this very basic skill.

For the most part the title of the series is a misnomer.  Many of the posts below are about failing to prove things. We have seen that litigants often fail on the very basic point of proving their case.

What has been particularly notable is the number of cases where a party has simply failed to prove any loss or any damages.  This has occurred in everything including  high-value litigation in the High Court. Those cases where a party has failed to prove damages will be examined in detail in a later post.

THE PROVING THINGS SERIES