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Including exhibits

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smiler01 Tue 06-Nov-12 09:49:19

Could someone clarify, when including exhibits in a statement I'm guessing it makes sense to attach a piece of paper at the front naming the exhibit for easy reference.

On the front piece of paper do you just title it exhibit...  As per the statement or should it have the heading aswell that you put at front of the statement...in family court, case number, names of children and applicant and respondent etc?

It would seem to me that it should just be the exhibit number but someone did say each front page should have the heading too 

Could someone clarify??

Thank you.

ZillionChocolate Tue 06-Nov-12 12:37:41

Practice seems to vary in real life, but this is what the Family Procedure Rules Practice Direction says:

Manner of Exhibiting Documents
9.1

A document used in conjunction with an affidavit/statement should be –

(a) shown to and verified by the maker, and remain separate from the affidavit/statement; and

(b) identified by a declaration of the person before whom the affidavit/statement was sworn.
9.2

The declaration should be headed with the name of the proceedings in the same way as the affidavit/statement is headed.
9.3

*The first page of each exhibit should be marked –

(a) as in paragraph 3.2 above; and

(b) with the exhibit mark referred to in the affidavit/statement in accordance with paragraph 4.5 above.*
9.4

Where the maker makes more than one affidavit/statement, to which there are exhibits, in the same proceedings, the numbering of the exhibits should run consecutively throughout and not start again with each affidavit/statement.

www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/family/practice_directions/pd_part_22a#IDATXSAC

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