Proposals for a new Practice Direction and Appendix governing the preparation of witness statements for trials in the Business and Property Courts have been prepared by the Witness Evidence Working Group and published to attendees of the recent Commercial Court 125 virtual seminar. The proposals include a new authoritative statement of best practice, as well as a beefed up statement of truth and a new certificate of compliance to be signed by the legal representative.

Anna Pertoldi has published a post on Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution Blog commenting on the proposals, which she considers are likely to prove controversial in a number of respects. Click here to read the post (or here for the Practical Law Dispute Resolution blog homepage).