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What happens at a civil court case

Last updated: 29 June 2017

The end of the case

Some cases last only a day, others can go on for several days or longer. This usually depends on how many witnesses there are and how long each witness takes to give their evidence.

When the evidence of all witnesses has been heard, the judge/sheriff (or jury) must make their decision.

If you're not at court when the outcome is decided, you can speak to the person who cited you as a witness to see if you can get information.

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What happens at a civil court case
The end of the case