Prepare a witness statement

Example Letter About Preparing Witness Statement

This is a letter to a witness about preparing their witness statement, in accordance with Practice Direction (PD) 57AC on trial witness statements in the Business and Property Courts, which came into effect on 6 April 2021. This letter sets out the requirements for trial witness statements in B&PCs under PD 57AC, and provides an example of a letter for use where PD 57AC applies.

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  • The letter has not been prepared with Practice Direction (PD) 57AC on trial witness statements in the Business and Property Courts, which came into effect on 6 April 2021, in mind.
  • For information on PD 57AC, see Practice note, Requirements for trial witness statements in B&PCs under Practice Direction 57AC and for an example letter for use where PD 57AC applies, see Standard document, Letter to witness explaining purpose and content of their trial witness statement and proper process for its preparation, as required by PD 57AC.
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    πŸ’» Witness statement

    A witness statement is a written or recorded declaration by a person who has firsthand knowledge of a particular event. The statement is used as evidence in a court of law. The witness must swear to the accuracy of the statement and must be available to testify in court if necessary.

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