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Leggatt: Witness demeanour as guide to truth “like spinning a coin”

14th November 2022

Legal Futures

A Supreme Court Justice has cast doubt on the value of the centuries-old practice of taking witness testimony in person, suggesting demeanour is of little help to judges or juries in determining the truth.

Lord Leggatt outlined the findings of extensive recent research into lying and deception, showing impressions of truthfulness were worth barely more than statistical chance.

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