Civil Evidence Act 1995

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1995/38/contents

Introductory Text

Admissibility of hearsay evidence
1. Admissibility of hearsay evidence.

Safeguards in relation to hearsay evidence

2. Notice of proposal to adduce hearsay evidence.
3. Power to call witness for cross-examination on hearsay statement.
4. Considerations relevant to weighing of hearsay evidence.

Supplementary provisions as to hearsay evidence

5. Competence and credibility.
6. Previous statements of witnesses.
7. Evidence formerly admissible at common law.

Other matters

8. Proof of statements contained in documents.
9. Proof of records of business or public authority.
10. Admissibility and proof of Ogden Tables.

General

11. Meaning of “civil proceedings”.
12. Provisions as to rules of court.
13. Interpretation.
14. Savings.
15. Consequential amendments and repeals.
16. Short title, commencement and extent.

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1
Consequential amendments

Army Act 1955 (c.18)
1.For section 62 of the Army Act 1955 (making of...

Air Force Act 1955 (c.19)
2.For section 62 of the Air Force Act 1955 (making...

Naval Discipline Act 1957 (c.53)
3.For section 35 of the Naval Discipline Act 1957 (making...

Gaming Act 1968 (c.65)
4.In section 43 of the Gaming Act 1968 (powers of...

Vehicle and Driving Licences Act 1969 (c.27)
5.(1) Section 27 of the Vehicle and Driving Licences Act...

Taxes Management Act 1970 (c.9)
6.In section 20D of the Taxes Management Act 1970 (interpretation...

Civil Evidence Act 1972 (c.30)
7.(1) Section 5 of the Civil Evidence Act 1972 (interpretation...

International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs Act 1976 (c.58)
8.In section 15 of the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs...

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c.60)
9.(1) The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 is amended...

Companies Act 1985 (c.6)
10.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Finance Act 1985 (c.54)
11.(1) Section 10 of the Finance Act 1985 (production of...

Criminal Justice Act 1988 (c.33)
12.In Schedule 2 to the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (supplementary...

Finance Act 1988 (c.39)
13.(1) Section 127 of the Finance Act 1988 (production of...

Housing Act 1988 (c.50)
14.In section 97 of the Housing Act 1988 (information, &c....

Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c.53)
15.In section 13 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988...

Children Act 1989 (c.41)
16.In section 96(7) of the Children Act 1989 (evidence given...

Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (c.28)
17.In section 11(9) of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban...

Finance Act 1993 (c.34)
18.In Schedule 21 to the Finance Act 1993 (oil taxation:...

Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (c.22)
19.In section 52 of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act...

Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c.23)
20.In section 96(1) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994...

SCHEDULE 2
Repeals
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