NEW – Witness Statement, Statements of Truth and Pleadings – April 2020 CPR Changes


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This is a Level 2: Experienced Practitioner webinar

The forthcoming amendments to CPR Practice Direction 16 taking effect from the 6th of April 2020, will be of particular interest to all PI Practitioners as there are new provisions in relation to statements of truth and witness statements. This webinar will get PI Practitioners up to date on all the key changes.

After watching our Webinar you will have learnt:

  • The requirements of PD 22 concerning Statements of Truth
  • The new wording for Statements of Truth and the implications of a signature
  • The relevant requirements for a CPR compliant Witness Statement
  • The changes to the requirements for Witness Statements
  • The changes to PD 16 and its implications for credit hire claims
  • The Rule changes concerning entering default judgment

We will be discussing: 

  • PD22 Statements of Truth – Current requirements
  • Statements of Truth – what will change?
    • Implications
  • Witness Statements – Current Requirements
  • Witness Statements – what will change?
    • Contempt?
    • Bolder Sanctions?
    • Witnesses speaking a foreign language
    • Method of taking the Statement – Implications
  • PD 16 8.2(8) Pleading Amendments
    • Credit Hire Implications
    • Meaning of “Relevant Facts”
    • Implications of failure to comply?
  • CPR 12 Default Judgment changes
  • Relevant Dates for changes

Book this Webinar if you want to be able to:

  • Advise when a Statement of Truth is required
  • Draft the appropriate Statement of Truth, advise the client and witnesses on its implications 
  • Draft compliant Witness Statements and advise on the consequences of different statement taking methods
  • Draft compliant Credit Hire pleadings
  • Apply the new rules in relation to the entry of Default Judgment effectively to avoid negative costs orders


This webinar is now available as a recording and you can access it whenever you wish. The recording link can be accessed for a whole year after the initial presentation. Our delegates will also receive the power point presentation slides used by our trainer during the webinar presentation.

Your Trainer:

NEW – Ogden: How to use the Supplementary Tables and Tables A-DNicky Carter is a self-employed Solicitor and Legal Trainer and has been delivering training for us since 2010.



Prices for MASS Members are £75 for a single view and £150 for a group view

Prices for Non Members are £95 for a single view and £190 for a group view

How to book:

Book online via our website by choosing an option above or fill in our booking form and return it to us via email.

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