QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
B e f o r e :
MR JUSTICE COOKE
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Mr J Russell (instructed by Tank Jowett) appeared on behalf of the DEFENDANT
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"Taking into account the matters which had been excised, I believe that the facts stated in the particulars of claim are true ... I'm duly authorised by the claimant to sign the statement."
And then his full name. Then in his handwriting "Michael Smith". Under that, the next line: "Name of claimant's solicitors firm - Smith's Consultancy Agency." That's again in his writing. And then under that he signed "Michael Smith"; against "Position or office held" he wrote "consultant." Underneath, he described himself as "Litigation Friend".
"I swear by almighty God that this is my name and handwriting and that the contents of this my affidavit are true."
The affidavit was the statement which he had typed out on Mr Brazier's instructions, according to him, which was, as I have said, in the first person, and he signed it "A T Brazier". It was clear, as a result, that he was representing himself as Mr Brazier for the purposes of swearing that affidavit and that he was intending that the court should understand that he was indeed Mr Brazier.