Can I appeal a case on the basis that the judge did not ask the defendant to produce key evidence items to back up the claims made on witness statements when the witnesses were not present in the court?
Especially, considering I feel that they would have shown that what the witnesses were saying was untrue.
Worthless to the op but i can’t help but wonder why you would be thinking about this.
Surely the main point of the small claims court is it’s for small claims and cheap to use. I’ve no idea if you can appeal the verdict but i can’t imagine it’s going to be worthwhile financially given the low value of the claim and the cost of legal proceedings in general, which is why (i assume) you didn’t have a solicitor taking care of it for you who can now advise the next step.
Yes. I stupidly assumed that in a misrepresentation case the judge would have requested the associated written inspection report evidence from the defendant to substantiate the claims cited in the witness statements rather than taking said claims at face value. I requested that the defendant prove that the cited statements were true and factual and the only way to actually do that was to produce the written inspection report (didn’t actually exist!) from which said claims were based on.
Feel like the judge had made her decision before she even sat down.