34 Admissions in civil proceedings

(1)

Subpart 1 (hearsay evidence), subpart 2 (opinion evidence and expert evidence), and section 35 (the previous consistent statements rule) do not apply to evidence of an admission offered in a civil proceeding that is—

(a)

given orally by a person who saw, heard, or otherwise perceived the admission being made; or

(b)

contained in a document.

(2)

Evidence of an admission that is a hearsay statement may not be used in respect of the case of a third party unless—

(a)

the circumstances relating to the making of the admission provide reasonable assurance that the admission is reliable; or

(b)

the third party consents.

(3)

In this section, third party means a party to the proceeding concerned, other than the party who—

(a)

made the admission; or

(b)

offered the evidence.