Witnesses: The problems of evidence many years after the event

Simon Readhead QC considers the difficulties caused by historic claims ‘Although the key factual witness had some recollection of the events under scrutiny, her evidence was necessarily an exercise in reconstruction from memory, contemporaneous records and what she believed she would have done and thought.’ Issues relating to memory and witness evidence continue to trouble …
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Cases Referenced

  • Sanderson (by her litigation friend) v Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 20 (QB)