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Court of Appeal confirms the need properly to plead and cross-examine fraud allegations

In The London Borough of Haringey v Hines [2010] EWCA Civ 1111 the Court found that LBH’s deceit case was not properly put to Ms Hines in cross-examination, because they had failed to ask whether she had dishonestly misled them.

In The London Borough of Haringey v Hines [2010] EWCA Civ 1111 the Court found that LBH’s deceit case was not properly put to Ms Hines in cross-examination, because they had failed to ask whether she had dishonestly misled them. The Court confirmed that “It is a basic principle of fairness that if a party is being accused of fraud, and it is called as a witness, the particular fraud alleged should be put specifically to that party so that he/she may answer it”. 

/ 1st Dec 2010


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