12 Factual Evidence
Mark Brealey, Kyla George
Edited By: Mark Brealey QC, Kyla George
- Appeals — Evidence — Judicial remedies
This chapter examines the use of factual evidence in cases involving a breach of competition rules. Potential sources of factual evidence range from the evidence of witnesses to statements of case and application notices supported by a statement of truth, contemporaneous documents, affidavits, and the admissions of other parties to the alleged anti-competitive agreement or concerted practice. The chapter first provides an overview of factual evidence used in High Court proceedings, including witness evidence and sources other than witness statements, as well as the formal requirements for witness statements. It then explores issues such as confidentiality, hearsay notices, witness summaries and summons, video links, depositions, and letters of request. It also discusses the use of factual evidence in Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) proceedings, focusing on issues such as admissibility and the admission or exclusion of fresh evidence.