Donoghue v Stevenson

The Paisley Snail MiniTrial

Chapter 3 – MiniTrial Case Papers

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This Chapter contains a set of MiniTrial Case Papers for use in conducting your MiniTrial.

This “remix” set of papers includes:–

1. The Facts – a brief summary,

2. The Closed Record – the written pleadings in the case,

3. The Law – a very brief summary of the relevant principles,

4. Precognitions (witness statements) for the pursuer’s witnesses,

5. Precognitions for the defender’s witnesses,

6. Summary sequence of events – plus additional documents / materials,

7. The Pursuer’s Opening Speech to the Jury – a possible outline,

8. The Defender’s Opening Speech to the Jury – a possible outline,

9. The Pursuer’s Closing Speech to the Jury – a possible outline,

10. The Defender’s Closing Speech to the Jury – a possible outline,

11. The Charge – a style which the Judge can use for the Charge to the Jury,

12. Jury Observation Sheets – for the jurors to use if they wish.

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