Witness evidence in commercial trials: time to think again?

This article was contributed by Taylor Wessing disputes and investigations partner Andrew Howell and senior associate James Bryden

Few factual witnesses relish the prospect of giving evidence in commercial disputes. We once heard it described – with perhaps too much deference to the bar – as like facing a fast bowler on a dodgy wicket. With no bat or pads. In the dark.

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