Ever tempted to record your ex-partner's conversations?
It's not unusual for this issue to crop up in cases and I've had experience before where a client has made recordings of conversations that may be relevant to issues in a case.
This article discusses the issue and what the Court has to grapple with when deciding whether to allow such evidence in hearings, although the Court does have powers to exclude it. It very much depends on whether the recordings are relevant to the issues.
If you're going through a separation and need advice about this issue or would like further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Last week Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court, said that covert recording had become a 'much more pressing issue' in family proceedings. In particular he highlighted the increased prevalence of recordings of children, other family members and even professionals being placed before the courts as evidence to support one party's position or to undermine the others.