Mr Alastair Hall

Alastair Hall

Lawyer biography

Alastair assists clients with complex commercial disputes across a variety of sectors, often with an international element. His experience includes litigation in the English courts, international arbitration and regulatory investigations.



Beware: High Court refuses permission to rely on new witness statement prepared part way through trial
United Kingdom | 22 December 2020

The High Court of England and Wales recently refused a claimant permission to rely on a witness statement of one its in-house lawyers, prepared during an ongoing trial, and call that witness to give oral evidence during the trial. The new witness's evidence produced during trial could not be relied on due to its inherent unreliability and the risk that it would be tailored to the state of the party's current case. Parties should always consider what evidence is required to support their case at an early stage.