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April 15, 2015

In court it's not the facts that count, but the evidence.

 

Justice depends less on objective truth and more on which side is able to present the most consistent and coherent version of events. Whilst documents usually speak for themselves, and lawyers can give great speeches, it is very often the live evidence of the witnesses that will determine the outcome of a case.

 

In the modern adversarial system of court justice, giving evidence and in particular, being cross-examined, is an ordeal at the...

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