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July 2016

Excluding first claimant from court while second gave evidence did not breach human rights

Da Costa and another v Sargaco [2016] EWCA Civ 764

In a matter concerning a road traffic claim, the Court of Appeal ruled that in deciding whether Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) has been breached, it is necessary to scrutinise very carefully the proceedings as a whole.

ECHR Art. 6, Right to Fair Trial