Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 389 (Mar)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Newman J

Representation Christopher Moger QC and Robert Howe (instructed by CMS Cameron McKenna) for the claimants.
  Mark Cran QC and Neil Calver (instructed by Macfarlanes) for the defendants.
Judgment Dates: 25 March 2002


Evidence - Mode of giving evidence - Video link - Claimant out of jurisdiction - Warrant for claimant's arrest existing in United Kingdom - Claimant applying to give evidence by live video link - Master refusing application - Whether master in error - CPR 32.3.

The Case

No defined limit or set of circumstances should be placed upon the discretion to permit video link evidence, and the claimant in the instant case would be permitted to give evidence via live video link from outside the United Kingdom where there was a warrant for his arrest in the UK.

Practice Areas

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