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Clare, Family Solicitor
Category: Family Law
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Experience:  I have been a solicitor in High Street Practise since 1985 and have specialised in Family Law for the last 10 years
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What makes a question more appropriate -examination

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What makes a question more appropriate for cross-examination at trial rather than questionnaire discovery?
Eg questions about motive for certain actions - do they not belong in cross-ex?
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You are correct.
Questionnaires are designed to elicit facts - and documentation - not motivation and intentions
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

would this be an appropriate response in such cases:

This question probes motivation rather than establishes facts and does not belong in the Questionnaire phase of the process.

Just to check - are these the questions that the court approved or the follow ups that they have asked?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

follow ups

Then I suggest you put
"I was not aware that explanations of my motives were part of this process"
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