Alex Lawrie Factors Limited v Morgan and Others: CA 5 Jul 1999

A statement of truth or affidavit must reflect the words and thoughts of the witness who signed it. It is not appropriate to include matters about which the witness could not themselves give evidence, including particularly complex arguments sought to be presented by the party’s lawyer.
Times 18-Aug-1999, [1999] EWCA 1758
England and Wales
CitedCarlisle and Cumberland Banking Company v Bragg 1911
A party wishing to establish a plea of non est factum in order to avoid liability under a deed, must show that he had taken care in signing the document.
Held: There could not be negligence in the execution of a document unless a duty was owed . .

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CitedKing v Telegraph Group Ltd CA 18-May-2004
The defendant appealed against interim costs orders made in the claim against it for defamation.
Held: The general power of cost capping measures available to courts were available also in defamation proceedings. The claimant was being . .

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Updated: 14 June 2021; Ref: scu.146673