Tag Archives: Recollection of witnesses

EVIDENCE AND ACCURACY OF RECOLLECTION: ANOTHER EXAMPLE IN THE HIGH COURT

The judgment of Mr Justice Jay in Jacobs -v- King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2016] EWHC 121 (QB) is another example of a case resting on the accuracy of recollection of a witness.  Further the judge rejected a “statistical” or “probability” approach. The court examines the evidence first and weighs the evidence in the […]

“WITNESS TRAINING” DOES IT DO ANY GOOD? THE ROLE OF THE SOLICITOR IN DRAFTING WITNESS STATEMENTS

In Globe Motors portugal-Material Electrico Para A Industria Automvel LDA -v- TRW Lucas Varity Electric Steering Ltd [2014] EWHC 3718 QB HH Judge Mackie QC considered witness evidence of routine business transactions that took place over a decade before. He appears to have some doubts about the value of witness training.  There are also some […]