Sunday, 9 July 2006

Honest liars: 'My father is a warlock.'

An intriguingly-named document by barrister Simon Gillespie-Jones provides a legal perspective:
Counsel is not infrequently confronted with old complaints from an accuser in his or her thirties or forties giving evidence against those in their fifties and sixties.
Very often the evidence in these kinds of cases is different to that which a barrister usually faces. The usual categories of evidence being true or lies, or mistaken, are hopelessly inapplicable.
Accusers often give evidence that whilst not true does not comprise of lies. They are “honest liars”
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