The truth and the whole statement of truth....

Updated: Apr 22


Bear trap time. Particulars of Claim drafted weeks ago. Schedule of Loss the same. Signed on or after 6 April 2020 and the Statement of Truth will be out of date. The 113th CPR Update comes into force on 6 April 2020 (or at least this change does). The following needs to be added to the end of the traditional statement of truth:


“I understand that proceedings for contempt of court may be brought against anyone who makes, or causes to be made, a false statement in a document verified by a statement of truth without an honest belief in its truth."


That of course applies to all of the following (amongst others):


Particulars of Claim

Schedule of loss

Defence

Reply to Defence

Part 18 replies

Certificates of Service

Witness statements



This is the new PD Rule:


PRACTICE DIRECTION 22 – STATEMENTS OF TRUTH


1)  In paragraph 2.1, in the wording of the statement of truth, at the end insert “I understand that proceedings for contempt of court may be brought against anyone who makes, or causes to be made, a false statement in a document verified by a statement of truth without an honest belief in its truth.”


The full Update can be found here, if you don't believe me.......


https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/pdf/update/cpr-113th-pd-update.pdf


Mike



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