Category: Commercial Law

Preparing your witness statement for court proceedings

Preparing your witness statement for court proceedings

When a litigation matter continues on to court proceedings, witnesses are called upon to provide evidence. This can be a daunting prospect for witnesses, especially with legal rules that must be followed on how a witness statement should be prepared.  In this blog, we share some key points to consider when writing a statement, and what witnesses need to be aware of.

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Pimlico Plumbers Case

The Supreme Court recently reached a decision in the long-running saga of the Pimlico Plumbers case. The judgment, which dismissed an appeal from Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and held that the Respondent Gary Smith was indeed a “worker”, has been held up as a significant blow to “gig economy” companies (such as Uber and Deliveroo) who purport to be a platform for self-employed contractors rather than employers.

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