Civil Procedure

  • This is much more complicated but generally follows the outline above.
  • The Plaintiff or his Advocate outlines the case and then calls evidence.
  • Those witnesses are questioned by their own Advocate (“Examination in Chief”), questioned by the Defence Advocate (“Cross Examination”) and then questioned again by their own Advocate upon matters arising out of the Cross Examination (“Re-Examination”). The Judge can then ask the witness any questions. Plaintiff then states that all evidence has been called.
  • The Defendant or his Advocate then outlines their case and calls their evidence-witnesses are then Examined in Chief, Cross Examined and Re Examined as in the Plaintiff’s case. Again the Judge can ask questions.
  • The Advocates make closing speeches and the Judge gives his Judgment.
  • The Judgment may be for a sum of money or order the losing party to do something, or not to do something. These orders are enforced by Bailiff or by applying to commit the person breaking the relevant Order, to be gaoled (“committed”) for contempt of Court
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