Dispute Resolution: Tips and traps when preparing evidence in civil litigation

14 June 2023 02:15 by Jodi Walkom, Michael Kontoudis

When facts are disputed, the evidence adduced by the parties is the fulcrum upon which any civil proceeding turns. It follows that the preparation of evidence is of critical importance for solicitors and barristers alike.

Michael Kontoudis (Senior Legal Writer, Practical Guidance – Dispute Resolution) and Jodi Walkom (Partner, Thomson Geer) walk listeners through some of the common hurdles encountered by litigators when preparing evidence in civil litigation, share some of their top tips for preparing written lay evidence and discuss some recent cases that shed light on the court’s willingness to entertain applications for evidence by audio visual link in a world of cross-border economies and global disputes.