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New openings for court examiners

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Under the Ministry of Justice, eighteen successful candidates will examine witnesses before trial as to their oral or documentary evidence.

The examination must be conducted in the same way as if the witness were giving evidence at trial and the evidence must be recorded and a transcript provided which the examiner must certify as correctly reflecting the evidence given.

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