Category: Evidence

Hearsay Evidence

Hearsay Rule The general hearsay rule at common law provides that a person only give ¬†evidence of matters he saw or observed of his own personal knowledge. The Courts emphasised the ability to draw inferences as to the honesty and reliability of witnesses in relation to what he had perceived.   A statement made by another person outside of Court is not generally admissible as evidence of the truth of its content. ¬†However the fact […]