93. Evidence of witnesses

Past version: effective from 30/05/2016 - 29/05/2016
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(1) The general rule is that any fact which needs to be proved by the evidence of witnesses is to be proved at trial by their oral evidence given in public; and at any other hearing, by their evidence in writing in the form of a witness statement under Rule 94 or an affidavit under Rule 104, as applicable.
(2) This Rule is subject to any provision to the contrary contained in these Rules or elsewhere and to any order of the Court.
(3) The Court may give directions identifying or limiting the issues to which factual evidence may be directed, identifying the witnesses who may be called or whose evidence may be read and limiting the length or format of witness statements.
(4) The Court may allow a witness to give evidence through a video link or by other means.