CIVIL PROCEDURE BACK TO BASICS 68: THE FORMAL REQUIREMENTS OF A WITNESS STATEMENT (AGAIN)

CIVIL PROCEDURE BACK TO BASICS 68: THE FORMAL REQUIREMENTS OF A WITNESS STATEMENT (AGAIN)

I am returning to the issue of the basic and mandatory requirements of a witness statement.  Here we are looking at the very basic rules as to what should appear on the first page of a witness statement.  WHY YOU SHOULD…

THE IMPACT OF FAILURE TO MITIGATE DAMAGES ON A CLAIM FOR COSTS: CLAIMANT'S COSTS CONFINED TO SMALL CLAIMS TRACK

THE IMPACT OF FAILURE TO MITIGATE DAMAGES ON A CLAIM FOR COSTS: CLAIMANT’S COSTS CONFINED TO SMALL CLAIMS TRACK

I am grateful to Simon Fisher, Costs Lawyer at DWF Costs Ltd, for sending me a copy of the decision of District Judge Matthews in Messenger -v- Zenith Insurance (3rd July 2019). A copy of the transcript is available here….

RIGHTS OF AUDIENCE IN CHAMBERS: A RESPONSE: WHAT IS MEANT BY "IN CHAMBERS"?

RIGHTS OF AUDIENCE IN CHAMBERS: A RESPONSE: WHAT IS MEANT BY “IN CHAMBERS”?

Last month I reported on a decision in relation to rights of audience in “chambers”, in particular what was meant by chambers.   That led to a lot of (sometimes heated) discussion on Twitter and a response from “Elderly Cost Nerd”…

TALES FROM THE APIL CONFERENCE 2: SOCIAL MEDIA NORTH OF THE BORDER: "HE WAS ONE OF A GROUP OF MEN SIMILARLY DRESSED EXCEPT FOR THE TARTAN OF THEIR KILT"

TALES FROM THE APIL CONFERENCE 2: SOCIAL MEDIA NORTH OF THE BORDER: “HE WAS ONE OF A GROUP OF MEN SIMILARLY DRESSED EXCEPT FOR THE TARTAN OF THEIR KILT”

This year sees the first APIL President from Scotland, Gordon Dalyell.  As soon as I sent out the previous post on social media a a Scottish Sheriff, Sheriff Cubie, sent me an example of the use of social media in…