Changes to Statements of Truth

With effect from 6 April 2020, the wording required by Civil Procedure Rule Part 22 in relation to Statement of Truth has changed.

From now on, the required wording will be:-

“I believe that the facts stated in this witness statement are true. I understand that proceedings for contempt of court may be brought against anyone who makes, or causes to be made, a false statement in a document verified by a statement of truth without an honest belief in its truth.”

If you have any queries as to whether your statement of truth is compliant, or to discuss practical difficulties in signing a statement of truth in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, please contact one of our experts on our dedicated Dispute Resolution helpline on 0161 694 4155 for assistance.