1. Dear Graham, there is a big difference between being a witness in a case and being a party to an appeal. By submitting a Witness Statement, that person never becomes a party to an appeal. The only parties to the appeal are yourself and the Respondent. The surveyors, by merely submitting a witness statement cannot be made a party to the appeal. So, there is no point in seeking to have them struck out as parties to the appeal as they are not parties to the appeal. They are merely witnesses. You cannot alter the status of a person by seeking to treat someone who submits a Witness Statement as a party to the appeal.
2. So here, by submitting Witness Statements they are not becoming a party to the appeal. So there is no point in seeking to have their witness statements struck out as they aren't parties to the appeal. They are merely a witness.
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