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Can voice recording be used in case?

Postby raydona » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:11 pm

Hello, I was duped into giving another man a large sum of money for services that never materialised. The other person persuaded me to pay in cash and not take receipts so as to escape VAT. Now it boils down to my assertion against his denial. However, after discovering the deceit I recorded a conversation with the other person, without his knowledge, which would support my claim that he was paid a large amount of money. But the solicitor acting for me says "we will have trouble relying on this as you have recorded a person without their prior knowledge of permission". Is the solicitor correct? The whole purpose of the recording was to gather evidence. I am thinking of the case of Geoffrey Archer where a secret recording between himself and another person brought to light his perjury. All help will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Can voice recording be used in case?

Postby atticus » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:19 am

There have been numerous cases on this, and numerous threads in this forum. Relevant evidence will be admitted.


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Re: Can voice recording be used in case?

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:36 am

raydona wrote:But the solicitor acting for me says "we will have trouble relying on this as you have recorded a person without their prior knowledge of permission".

Does this level of ignorance suggest that the solicitor is not actually very good?
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Re: Can voice recording be used in case?

Postby shootist » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:42 am

Hairyloon wrote:
raydona wrote:But the solicitor acting for me says "we will have trouble relying on this as you have recorded a person without their prior knowledge of permission".

Does this level of ignorance suggest that the solicitor is not actually very good?


Ooooooh!!! How very dare you!
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Re: Can voice recording be used in case?

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:41 pm

shootist wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:
raydona wrote:But the solicitor acting for me says "we will have trouble relying on this as you have recorded a person without their prior knowledge of permission".

Does this level of ignorance suggest that the solicitor is not actually very good?


Ooooooh!!! How very dare you!

It is just a question.
The point is common knowledge here and as such would seem to be something fairly basic for a solicitor to know, but it is not really fair to extrapolate one from the other.
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Re: Can voice recording be used in case?

Postby 3.14 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:53 pm

Hairyloon wrote:The point is common knowledge here and as such would seem to be something fairly basic for a solicitor to know, but it is not really fair to extrapolate one from the other.

We have specialists in this forum. I think a specialist solicitor would know but not anyone else.
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Re: Can voice recording be used in case?

Postby Hairyloon » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:19 pm

3.14 wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:The point is common knowledge here and as such would seem to be something fairly basic for a solicitor to know, but it is not really fair to extrapolate one from the other.

We have specialists in this forum. I think a specialist solicitor would know but not anyone else.

I won't disagree, but I am a little surprised: I'd expect it to be a common enough occurrence that most solicitors would have encountered it at some point.
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Re: Can voice recording be used in case?

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:33 pm

The OP's Solicitor has access to all the facts of his case; and we do not.
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Re: Can voice recording be used in case?

Postby atticus » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:37 am

The decisions are nearly all in employment or family cases. I can understand that someone who does not practise in those areas may not be aware of them.
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