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If someone submits a signed statement to court which

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If someone submits a signed statement to court which contains knowingly false information, but does not go on to give evidence in court, is this classed as perjury or contempt of court?
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Customer: England
Assistant: What steps have been taken so far?
Customer: It was a civil liability case and the trial had commenced. Admission was then given to defendants barrister about the lie before giving evidence in court. The case has currently been adjourned
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Please note pursuant to the court procedure rules 32.14, a person will be in contempt of court if he/she makes or causes a false statement that is SIGNED by a statement of truth and also knows the content within the statement is false

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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Thank you - can you please tell me what the potential punishments are for this offence?