Cost of drafting witness statements


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Mr Justice Warby in Stocker v Stocker [2015] EWHC 1634 at paragraph 63:

“Witness statements are meant to be in the witness’s own words, and an assistant solicitor should be able to do the majority of the work”


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    Peter Burdge on said:

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    I would have thought that the more significant dictum in this judgment is to be found at para 57: ‘I readily acknowledge the importance of ensuring that the costs budgeting process does not result in a party being unable to recover the costs necessary to assert their rights.’


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    Dawn Slow on said:

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    Absolutely Peter, I agree 100%.

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